My new movie – “The Big Fat Fix” – Premieres at Westminster to British Members of Parliament on July 21.
I am delighted to share that this week I was named in the “Debrett’s 500 most influential people in Britain” featured in the Sunday Times.
Last week I appeared on BBC Breakfast news to discuss calls from the UK’s Academy of Medical Sciences for more preventative medicines. In effect more healthy people to be taking medications to prevent the onset of disease. I have no issue with this as a concept but one of the reasons our current healthcare system is close to breaking point is that we have an overmedicated population with a total lack of transparency in the prescription of drugs. Often benefits are grossly exaggerated and side effects underplayed. If I was going to take a pill every day for many years I would want to know what is my actual benefit and what are/how common are the side effects that may interfere with my quality of life?
Aseem Malhotra is a man on mission. As a campaigner and founding member of the organisation Action on Sugar, set up two years ago by a group of doctors and researchers to publicise the harmful effects of junk food and a high-sugar diet, the 38-year-old cardiologist has certainly been making waves.
Major US research suggests a fizzy drink a day is enough to raise the risk of heart attacks by one third, while significantly raising the chance of type two diabetes and stroke.
Made the top ten list of 1 000 Most Influential for 2014 in the London Evening Standard’s Super Smart Set, as well as their list of 1 000 Power List for 2015
Aseem Malhotra, Science Director, Action on Sugar.
As the Father of Modern Medicine once quoted – “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
Cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra discusses the benefits of a diet which includes more fat and different types of calorie intake. Read more… British Medical Journal states – Fat is Your Friend