Posts by Dr. Neville Wilson

Predicted Escalation of Obesity in Ireland

Results from the UK Health Forum Study presented to the 22nd European Congress on Obesity in Prague last week, should be a cause for alarm amongst all Irish citizens, and also for all professional bodies who assume responsibility for public health initiatives. The predictions that in 15 years from now 89% of Irish males are…

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Reviewing Our approach to the Obesity Crisis – 2011

The traditional approach to the management of obesity has been the recommendation to “diet and exercise”, and to elicit the support of family doctors with aims to modify unhealthy lifestyle habits. The limited success of such conventional strategies is clearly apparent in the unabated escalation of global obesity and its wide range of adverse consequences…

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The Expanding Role of Omega-3

in the prevention and treatment of chronic disease. While the health benefits of poly-unsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) omega-3 have been well established for the past three decades, it is only recently, since its appearance as a pharmaceutical agent, that this remarkable fish oil product has received recognition for its usefulness as a preventive and therapeutic…

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How Long Will You Live?

While no one can predict with certainty what the span of your life may be, there is new scientific evidence to support a choice that will increase very significantly your best chance of a long survival. Unsuspecting and unpredicted events are an ever present threat to longevity, and minimising these risks is our best form…

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Issues Arising From Study Need Examination

Dear Editor, JUSTIFICATION FOR THE USE OF STATINS IN PRIMARY PREVENTION – re: the JUPITER Study report — (IMT, Issue 21.11.08) – has not been established in the Jupiter study, despite the reported claims of benefit by the study spokespersons. The dual purposes of SAFETY determination and long term EFFICACY have not been satisfied in…

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Confused About Saturated Fats?

There should be no confusion about the benefits of dietary saturated fats ! Current dietary guidelines in respect of saturated fat restriction reflects American Heart Association (AHA) dietary recommendations which have unfortunately influenced the food, nutrition, and bio-medical communities world-wide. These recommendations fail to take account of the long history of saturated fat intake which…

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LDL-C : The Other “Good” Cholesterol?

DR. Neville Wilson ABSTRACT: A fundamental precept of modern medicine is that LDL-cholesterol is harmful to health and should be “managed” with a view to maximum reduction. This view reflects the policy statements of the National Cholesterol Education Programme (NCEP) and its target proposals. (1) This theory has been further modified to incorporate the widely…

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High Density Lipoprotein – Higher is Better

DR. NEVILLE WILSON. PREAMBLE: Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) remains the leading cause of death in the Western World. Yet, despite the documented decrease in cardiac-related mortality since the late 1960s, the incidence of CHD has not declined in recent years. (1) Data from EUROASPIRE III shows that primary strategies for cardiovascular risk reduction have not…

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