Current Posts – 14 May 2018

Ask your GP how best to avoid chronic diseases and you’ll be told drugs that lower your risk factors. But a new book reveals we have an epidemic of over-prescribing and hat a massive experiment to test this idea ended in failure yet it is virtually unknown. Reducing the number of drugs given to the elderly dramatically cut their rate of dying and hospital admission. Yet ‘unprescribing’ is a huge risk for doctors. [Read more...]

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Last week’s post had a brief mention of new developments in a radical approach to cancer. What beavers and other invasive species can teach us about cancer; a synthetic version of ketones – the energy source cancers can’t use; the drug cocktail that extends survival from brain cancer.  This week you get the full versions. [Read more…]

Much coverage recently about the way medicine is failing to deal with chronic disease because doctors aren’t taught about diet and nutrition. This is increasingly accepted in the case of diabetes and obesity, but it is equally true of cancer. So far, the cancer mainstream shows little sign allowing that anything other than surgery, drugs and radiotherapy has any part to play. That could be changing. [Read more…]

The long-running battle between dietitians advocating a low-fat diet for weight loss and diabetes and a group of independent clinicians and researchers who believe it is seriously and dangerously wrong,  has become more like trench warfare than a scientific discussion. Long-time low carb campaigner Dr Robert Verkerk explains, with the aid of a motoring metaphor, why Public Health England’s latest remedies are doomed to failure. [Read more…]



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