It’s the slippery argument that’s divided researchers for decades – is butter or margarine better for our health? But just when we thought we had the answer – that saturated fats like those found in butter aren’t bad for us as previously thought – another study comes along to suggest the opposite. Here we try to unpick the debate.
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.
The majority of hospitals have made no plans to factor in Jeremy Hunt’s major changes to the NHS which will see seven day care and huge changes to Junior Doctor conditions.
In an editorial, a group of doctors call for “shared decision making” with patients about whether or not to take statins.
Read more… ‘Patients views should be put first when it comes to statins’
NHS is ‘wasting millions on pointless ops for heart attacks and strokes’ – and should instead tell people to quit smoking and lose weight
- Too many invasive ops, not proven to actually save lives, are being done
- Overall, unnecessary treatments cost the NHS at least £2.4 billion a year
- Cardiologists say the focus should be on prevention rather than cure
- Public must be encouraged to diet, exercise and quit smoking, they say
Obsession with calorie counting is FUELLING the obesity crisis: Key to staying healthy is adopting a high-fat Mediterranean diet
- Experts have accused the slimming industry of exaggerating dietary myths
- Limiting amount we eat and not focusing on quality doesn’t help, they say
- We should also lose our fear of fats – some of which can be good for us Read more… Obsession with calorie counting is FUELLING the obesity crisis: Key to staying healthy is adopting a high-fat Mediterranean diet
‘Before we had the obesity epidemic do you think our grandparents were counting calories?’ Read more… Stop counting calories and start a high-fat Mediterranean-style diet, health experts urge
NHS cardiologist and anti-obesity expert Dr Aseem Malhotra has joined the board of trustees at The King’s Fund.
As the NHS struggles with rising cases of type 2 diabetes, it is time to examine the role of diet and lifestyle in tackling this challenge. The so called benefits of medical interventions detracts from more beneficial lifestyle changes, says Dr Aseem Malhotra.
Two weeks ago, an article by Chris Snowdon appeared in the Spectator, entitled “The Big Fat Myths of our Obesity Epidemic“. It suggested that the health risks and costs to healthcare of obesity have been over-stated, and that obese people dying younger would actually help. Nothing could be further from the truth. Last week a remarkably similar article appeared in The Scotsman, written by Allan Massie.