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February 1999 (Vol. 9 Issue 11)

MagazineFebruary 1999 (Vol. 9 Issue 11)

This issue

FEATURE Stick to the dietary basics

A glaringly obvious conclusion vegetarians can be unhealthy, too

FEATURE Teenage pill tragedy

My darling daughter Caroline, aged 14, started having health problems in October 1991 (numbness in face, speech affected, loss of sight, tingling in hands and slight headache), which our GP diagnosed as migraine

FEATURE Ritual mutilation

I certainly don't want to tread on anyone's religious beliefs, particularly during the holiday season, but while we're all contemplating age old practices, I've just got to speak out against routine neonatal circumcision, after examining medical circumcision in the last issue

FEATURE Low bone density or other risk factors?

It is generally assumed that low bone density indicates fracture risk

FEATURE Problems of calcium megadosing

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body, and bones contain about 99 per cent of all its calcium

FEATURE Vegan diet best for health

I was appalled to read your article on vegetarian diets (WDDTY vol 9 no 8)

FEATURE Confused reading of the data

Your reporter Pat Thomas confuses two studies which we shall refer to as the Health Food Shoppers study (HFS) and the Oxford Vegetarian study (OV)

FEATURE Exercises to prevent backache

Pelvic tilt: to reduce lower back stress and improve postureLie on your back with knees bent

FEATURE Meat eating best for the majority

Thank you once again for much "food for thought"

FEATURE Shorts

* Anti shoplifting security systems could pose a health risk for individuals with pacemakers

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