512, 2018

English are fatter than ever before

Kat Lay The Times Gerry Gajadharsingh writes:  The stats get worse, obviously public health advice is not working or obese people don’t care, perhaps both. The obese patients that I tend to see have previously tried their best to [...]

512, 2018

Allergic children learn to tolerate peanuts in trial

Tom Whipple Science Editor The Times Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: At last some common sense. There are too many people avoiding various food groups, either through formally diagnosed or perceived allergies/intolerances. All food is foreign to the gut and provokes [...]

2911, 2018

Low-Carbohydrate Diets May Increase Energy Expenditure

Medscape Miriam E. Tucker Gerry Gajadharsingh writes:  Good to see some more research backing up the principles of Metabolic Balance. The most important one being that all calories are not metabolically alike. People still look at me strangely when [...]

1811, 2018

Rheumatologists Cautioned to Avoid Overtreatment

Medscape Janis C. Kelly Gerry Gajadharsingh writes:  “I need to declare an interest. About 20 years ago I had been working very hard, had been married the year before and my wife and I had just had our first [...]

1009, 2018

Feast your eyes (and ease your aching back) on art

The Times Jack Malvern Gerry Gajadharsingh writes:  “Pain is complicated, especially chronic (long term) pain. Whilst there are local causes of pain, i.e. an inflamed hip joint, often the ongoing source of pain is to do with central nervous [...]

1009, 2018

Fat-shaming is wrong, but obesity is dangerous

Alice Thomson The Times Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “In a world of conflicting messages, this article I think tries to strike a balance between the right for people not to be demonised for being overweight but trying not to lose [...]

509, 2018

Millions ignorant of risk to their hearts

The Times Chris Smyth, Health Editor Gerry Gajadharsingh writes:  “Patients sometimes worry about symptoms, even though there may not be anything to worry about. When a patient does not have symptoms, they can easily think that they are fine, [...]