Tagged: heart disease

Daily aspirin for preventing cancer and heart disease – where to from here in NZ? - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Sep 18, 2014

Associate Professor Nick Wilson, Professor Tony Blakely A recently published review has quantified the estimated benefits and harms of taking regular aspirin for disease prevention. The results indicate a relatively favourable benefit-to-harm ratio (good for preventing various cancers and heart … Continue reading → … Read More

6 teaspoons of sugar a day helps the diseases stay down, in a most challenging way - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Mar 07, 2014

Tony Blakely, Nick Wilson Here comes the next big battle in nutrition: SUGAR. Yesterday, the World Health Organization put out their widely anticipated guidelines on sugar intake for consultation. In this blog, we review some of the underlying evidence on … Continue reading → … Read More

A taste of success - Kidney Punch

John Pickering Nov 18, 2013

Some recent successes of University of Otago Christchurch researchers: Chlorine bleach key in disease? Professor Tony Kettle from the Centre for Free Radical Research has won a prestigious Marsden Fund grant to better understand a ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ chemical with a role in heart disease, cancer, cystic fibrosis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Professor Kettle will investigate … Continue reading → … Read More

A new book with attitude – but also strong science - Scibooks

SciBooks Sep 30, 2013

by Tony Blakely REVIEW: Appetite for Destruction: Food – the good, the bad and the fatal by Gareth Morgan and Geoff Simmons Public Interest Publishing, October 2013 RRP $35 Gareth Morgan is known as a smart economist and a bit of a stirrer of public debate. Think domestic cat control to save birds. Think “Big … Read More

What do Kiwis die of? - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Jan 18, 2013

I have never really understood why some people are desperate for immortality. Like those crazy millionaires who have their heads frozen in liquid nitrogen. I am not afraid of dying, but I would like to die painlessly and without much fuss, and preferably with all my faculties intact*. But what am I likely to die of? We looked at … Read More

Too Much of a Good Thing - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Jun 19, 2010

Until this morning, I did not know who Peter Snell was. I was, therefore, somewhat surprised to see a large front page spread in the Weekend Herald getting all excited about a 71-year-old man having heart disease. It seemed to me to be somewhat reminiscent of the famous “cat stuck in tree” line. I was [...] Related posts: … Read More

Just Don’t Look at My Liver - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Nov 20, 2009

Sometimes you just shake you head in wonder at the complete pointlessness of some research… There is a prime example in the Herald today which declares Heavy drinking can cut risk of heart disease, says study. Drinking a bottle of wine a day, or half a dozen beers, cuts the risk of heart disease by more than [...] Related posts: … Read More

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