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Coca-cola, exercise & conflicts

The last couple of weeks have seen Coca-Cola in the news quite a bit. Coca-Cola has been having a tough time recently. This summer’s business news reported that revenues for the past year (2014) were down $2 billion from 2012 figures (although what’s a couple of billion when you’re still

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How statin drugs really lower cholesterol & kill you one cell at a time

Introduction (Jump to the Executive Summary at the end if you don’t want the full monty). This is a review of a book written by James & Hannah Yoseph entitled How statin drugs really lower cholesterol: and kill you one cell at a time (and many thanks to Eric who

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Coca-Cola, Obesity and Conflict

Coca-Cola launched an advert about obesity. You can see the advert here as part of a short clip on ABC news. The ABC news item had an interesting factoid in it: “Sugary sodas are the number one source of calories in the American diet.” The Coca-cola advert has a female

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People can be fat yet fit, however…

“People can be fat yet fit, research suggests” was the BBC headline. “People can be fat AND fit as study finds obesity doesn’t automatically lead to ill-health” claimed the Daily Mail. “Fat but fit people as healthy as normal weight ones: research” was The Telegraph’s take on the study. And

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Inactivity killing as many as smoking (really?!)

We woke up on July 18th 2012 to the news “Inactivity ‘killing as many as smoking‘”. The headlines were from an article in The Lancet. It is free to view the article, but you need to register an email and password with The Lancet to be able to see the

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Why trying to ‘burn off’ food is a waste of time

On 30 Dec I tweeted: “All these people ‘walking off’ indulgence make me laugh – I’d have to walk to Bristol & back (54 miles) to counter a Duchy Xmas pudding!” “Oh & that doesn’t deduct the BMR calories I would have used anyway so make that to Bath and

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Exercise – personal experience – part 2

This blog has attracted a few comments – any suggestion that exercise is not going to make a person slim usually does! I also did a circular to some journalists recently and used a phrase that I have often used to make a point: “we can eat in one minute

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Exercise – personal experience

Hi all – I’ve just got back from a week’s skiing in Italy, so here’s a blog on my experience of doing more activity than normal. Andy and I normally share 3 dog walks a day. We always do the morning half hour together and Andy generally does the night

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Is aerobic exercise a waste of time?!

The headlines world-wide on 5th February 2009 were along the lines of: “MILLIONS of people who try to keep fit by jogging, cycling or going to the gym could be wasting their time, a study revealed today.” The study was an international collaboration, led by the University of London and

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Walk the dog or go to the gym?! (part 2)

Another article appeared on this topic in November 2009. This one was commissioned by Bob Martin (the company that does worm tablets etc). The dog product companies have obviously realised this story is a good way to get into the national press… This study was a larger study – 5,000

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