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NEW CARDIOVASCULAR GUIDELINES 2013.

The American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) have released their 2013 Guidelines on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults.  The new Guidelines have not been without controversy, and include welcome revisions of previous guidelines, but add confusion by introducing a …

OMEGA 3 AND PROSTATE CANCER STUDY (SELECT TRIAL)

 By  Dr. Neville Wilson.      ( 30 July 2013 ) The recent widespread media reports, implicating dietary omega-3 as a risk factor for prostate cancer in males, is likely to generate public concerns about the purported health and safety benefits of dietary oily fish or fish oil supplements.   Understandably, health …

THE OIL THAT KEEPS ON GIVING – Omega 3

When consumed correctly, omega-3 oils can be hugely beneficial. But quantity is important as well as quality and not all products boasting omega-3 oils are really all that good for you. The last decade has witnessed an unprecedented growth in the public consumption of natural nutritional foods and supplements, and …

DOES CARNITINE IN RED MEAT CAUSE HEART DISEASE ?

Dr. Neville S. Wilson –July, 2013. Does the Carnitine in red meat increase your chances of developing heart disease ?   INTRODUCTION :   Fearsome pronouncements about the health dangers of animal meat have once again hit world media headlines. A recently published medical article, linking Carnitine from animal red …

Obese and Smoking

DO STATINS BENEFIT HEALTHY PEOPLE ?

  by  Dr. Neville Wilson.    ( MODERN MEDICINE Vol 43, Number 2, 2013 – The Irish Journal of Clinical Medicine)   Statins are inhibitors of the enzyme (HMG-CoA) reductase, which catalyses the rate limiting step in cholesterol formation, reducing total and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol concentrations, but also inhibiting …

FEEDING JUNK FOOD TO HOSPITAL PATIENTS

Printed in the Irish Medical Times, Monday April 22 2013.   By Dr. Neville Wilson The recent exposure of “junk food”, parading as healthy meals for hospitalized patients ( Irish Medical News 4 March 2013) is a disturbing revelation, raising serious questions about the standard of dietary care offered to …

Tredaptive

THE RISE AND FALL OF TREDAPTIVE

by Dr. Neville Wilson 30 Jan 2013   Tredaptive was introduced into the European drug market on 3rd July 2008, as a pharmaceutical formulation designed to treat certain forms of mixed  dyslipidaemia in patients judged to be at risk of cardiovascular disease. On the basis of well established cardiovascular benefits of …

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HIGH DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN – HIGHER IS BETTER

by   DR. NEVILLE WILSON. PREAMBLE: Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) remains the leading cause of death in the Western World.  Yet, despite the documented decrease in cardiac-related mortality since the late 1960s, the incidence of CHD has not declined in recent years. (1) Data from EUROASPIRE III shows that primary strategies …