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Fat, heart disease, cholesterol and statins – must watch documentaries from Australia

Saturated fat has been vilified for years, and if we want to reduce our cholesterol and therefore our risk of heart disease we should ban it from our diets. Statins are the biggest selling drug in history – but are they saving lives? Cardiologists and other medical experts challenge the concept that saturated fat causes […]

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NZ Herald article: Switch that sandwich filling (from butter to margarine)

This article was published in the New Zealand Herald today. Here is my very quick response Switch that sandwich filling: study “Replacing the cheese in New Zealanders’ sandwiches with sesame seed paste could help to cut the nation’s rate of heart disease by 10 per cent, a new analysis indicates.” The Otago University researchers calculate, […]

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Red meat increases risk of heart disease and cancer! Study critiques

I opened up my email this morning to see what new awaited my from various nutrition study feeds. Here is what I find: RED MEAT IS GOING TO KILL ME – Yikes From Medsape Eating Meat Ups Risk of Cardiovascular and Cancer Mortality March 12, 2012 (Boston, Massachusetts) — Long-term data from two large studies […]

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NZ Scientists call Doctors to do routine omega 3 tests

Today in this article in the New Zealand Sunday Star Times, New Zealand Scientists (Massey University, Albany) are calling for Doctors to routinely check omega 3 levels in the same way that cholesterol levels are checked. Why? Because the level of omega 3 in cell membranes helps protect against type 2 diabetes and heart disease. […]

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Men: Statins could be killing your mojo (and wrecking your brain and muscles)

I dislike statin drugs! You know – those ‘miracle’ pills that it seems like every doctor and cardiologist prescribes so that you won’t get that heart attack you are destined to, as a result of your high cholesterol. The drugs that it was suggested should be handed out at McDonalds, or put in our water […]

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Exercise – a powerful medicine that should be prescribed to all patients

Exercise is the medicine that your Doctors should order! “Dunedin sports and exercise medicine specialist Dr Hamish Osborne is challenging New Zealand GPs to start viewing exercise as a powerful medicine that should be prescribed to all patients. Osborne, scheduled to speak today at the Royal New Zealand College of GPs conference in Christchurch, said […]

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