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Reviewing Our Approach to the Obesity Crisis

(originally published Feb 1st 2011) The traditional approach to the management of obesity has been the recommendation to “diet and exercise”, and to elicit the support of family doctors with aims to modify unhealthy lifestyle habits. The limited success of such conventional strategies is clearly apparent in the unabated escalation …

The Expanding Role of Omega 3

While the health benefits of poly-unsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) omega-3 have been well established for the past three decades, it is only recently, since its appearance as a pharmaceutical agent, that this remarkable fish oil product has received recognition for its usefulness as a preventive and therapeutic agent in a …

How Long Will You Live?

While no one can predict with certainty what the span of your life may be, there is new scientific evidence to support a choice that will increase very significantly your best chance of a long survival. Unsuspecting and unpredicted events are an ever present threat to longevity, and minimising these …

The Enhance Trial – Its Failure and Concerns

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 outcome for the …

The Person Behind the Numbers

The review and revision of Clinical Guidelines for purposes of risk stratifying and risk reduction in cardiovascular disease prevention is an ongoing challenge and current initiatives focus on their implications for primary care providers.   The AHA guidelines for 2007 offer a timely and broader spectrum of risk not previously …