Tagged: CVD

More evidence on alcohol, health and the ‘J-curve’ - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Aug 18, 2017

Another study out on the alcohol-health J-curve. This one uses 13 linked waves of the US National Health Interview Survey series, 1997 to 2009, to look at all-cause mortality, cancer, and cardiovascular disease (CVD) and drinking.* Lifetime abstainers are taken as baseline, so there is no sick-quitter confound. There could be confounding if those with poor health never begin drinking, … Read More

Mounting Complexities in the Dietary Salt & Health Relationship - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Oct 28, 2014

Associate Professor Nick Wilson, Professor Tony Blakely, Dr Cristina Cleghorn A large prospective study on dietary salt and health has recently been reported in the New England Journal of Medicine. While reinforcing extensive past work that a (very) high intake … Continue reading → … Read More

That old chestnut again – does any alcohol consumption reduce cardiovascular disease risk? More evidence for “no”. - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Aug 11, 2014

Professor Tony Blakely, Associate Professor Nick Wilson, Professor John Attia (University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute, Australia) Many observational studies suggest that moderate alcohol consumption reduces cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. The so-called J-shaped curve. We summarised the ‘state … Continue reading → … Read More

Defining ‘best’ foods is a matter of ‘fact’, not ‘perception’ - Food Stuff

Amanda Johnson Mar 20, 2012

I was shocked to read an article in the Sunday Star Times a week ago (11 March) by Lee-Anne Wann that was full of inaccuracies, was misleading, and could be potentially dangerous for some people. The article Defining ‘best’ foods is a matter of perception made the following incorrect claims: 1. Not all people carry excess body fat because of … Read More