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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 …

FAT TAX IS MISGUIDED

A Letter printed in IRISH TIMES (19 OCT, 2012). Sir, – Jennifer 0′Connell raises some legitimate concerns about the proposed levy on saturated fats, as part of government policy to impose a tax on dietary fats, sugar and salt. (Life page -October 17th). Unfortunately, she falls into the same trap …

Be Wary of the Low Fat Message

The perceived correlation between junk food marketing and unhealthy dietary practices of Irish children is currently under the spotlight of the Children’s Commercial  Communications Code. The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is currently reviewing submissions of concern from the public and professional bodies, with a mandate to consider imposing advertising …

False Claims of Benefit in Cholesterol Trials

     In the pre-statin era of the 1970-1980s many trials were conducted in an attempt to prove the validity of the “lipid hypothesis”, the theory that dietary fat and cholesterol were causative in heart disease, and that reductions in dietary and blood cholesterol would translate into reductions in risk for …

High Cholesterol Reduces Risks in Elderly

The traditional view regarding cholesterol and its impact on health and longevity is the perception of an associated increase in risk, with recommendations to reduce such risk by reducing blood cholesterol levels with a cholesterol lowering agent. (a statin drug).   Contrary to this widespread and popular perception, is the …

Glutathione – The Master Anti-Oxidant

It has been well established that antioxidants play a vital role in health maintenance and disease protection. (1). While it is common knowledge that vitamin C and vitamin E are health preserving antioxidants that may be delivered to the human cell via dietary or supplemental means, scant awareness of the …

THE ANTI-AGING PROPERTIES OF CARNOSINE

It is generally recognised that many disease processes, as well as the process of natural ageing, are caused by the formation of free radicals, a by-product of oxidation within the cells of our several body tissues. What is not well known is that another process, which irreversibly alters the normal …