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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 …

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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 …

"high cholesterol in older folks is a friend and not a foe" - Dr Nev (image from guardian.co.uk)

POOR TED, YOUR CHOLESTEROL IS TOO LOW !

“Ted 70, loves paintball. A month ago his cholesterol was 5.1. It’s well below that now “ So reads the announcement in an advert which proudly promotes the cholesterol lowering power of it’s popular dietary product. (Sunday Independent 1 July, 2012.) Having reportedly consumed the widely marketed plant sterol containing …

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PLAN TO BAN CHEESE IS A RECIPE FOR DISASTER

A LETTER IN THE IRISH EXAMINER -  Tues May 15, 2012. The draft code proposal by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, to ban the advertising of cheese on children’s television programmes, is a recipe for disaster, and represents the predictable consequences of anti-fat lobbying by senior HSE dieticians. The “Health Statement”, …

The Enhance Trial – Its Failure & Concerns

by Dr. Neville Wilson The long awaited results, of what has become a controversial drug trial, were announced recently, generating intense debate in medical circles, evoking widespread media speculation, and eliciting critical comments from the chair of the USA House of Representatives. Controversies arising in the wake of a disappointing …