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NEWS Sugar industry paid researchers to say fats caused heart disease

September 19th 2016

For nearly 50 years, saturated fats were seen as the main culprits in causing heart disease, and a discovery of some old research papers has discovered why: the sugar industry had been paying scientists to say so.

FEATURE Magnesium: Magic bullet for your heart

September 2016 (Vol. 1 Issue 7) /

The standard medical treatment for heart disease is a handful of pills with dangerous side-effects, but this multi-purpose mineral is the most potent pill of all

FEATURE Why I gave up my vegan diet

September 2016 (Vol. 1 Issue 7) /

Kevin Gianni was a die-hard vegan until he realized that it was making him ill. He discovered that he—and many others— do better on a meat-based diet

NEWS People with high levels of ‘good’ HDL cholesterol dying prematurely

August 15th 2016

People with high levels of the ‘good’ HDL cholesterol are more likely to die prematurely—so overturning a long-held theory that it improves our health and reduces our chances of heart disease.

NEWS There’s a link between gum disease and stroke—especially among the elderly

August 2nd 2016 /

There’s a link between gum disease and an inflammatory condition in the brain—elderly people with periodontitis, or inflamed gums, are four times more likely to suffer a stroke.

FEATURE A beautiful mind

August 2016 (Vol. 1 Issue 6) /

As one doctor discovered, many cases of low mood and depression are caused by a simple vitamin deficiency

FEATURE It’s the thought that counts

August 2016 (Vol. 1 Issue 6)

Sophie Wedlock-Smith is only 37, yet she has faced two life-crippling health challenges. Her response included a radical change of diet, but she has also discovered the enormous power of the mind to heal

FEATURE The dementia wars

August 2016 (Vol. 1 Issue 6) /

After the UK government declared ‘war’ on dementia, drug companies have served up cocktails of ever more powerful drugs, but none works as well as a host of non-toxic alternatives

FEATURE The good food guide to a healthy heart

August 2016 (Vol. 1 Issue 6) /

Counting calories—instead of focusing on the quality of the food we eat—won’t help us beat the epidemic of heart disease and diabetes, says a leading cardiologist

FEATURE Don’t let the fats spoil the cholesterol theory

July 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 4)

There’s a joke that used to do the rounds of newspaper offices: don’t let the facts spoil the story. Medicine seems to have its equivalent version, with inconvenient truths being buried to safeguard a cherished theory.

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