New book in Dutch

Eet vet word slank

Eet vet word slank gepubliceerd januari 2013

In dit boek lees je o.a.: * heel veel informatie ter bevordering van je gezondheid; * hoe je door de juiste vetten te eten en te drinken kan afvallen; * hoe de overheid en de voedingsindustrie ons, uit financieel belang, verkeerd voorlichten; * dat je van bewerkte vetten ziek kan worden.

Trick and Treat:
How 'healthy eating' is making us ill
Trick and Treat cover

"A great book that shatters so many of the nutritional fantasies and fads of the last twenty years. Read it and prolong your life."
Clarissa Dickson Wright

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"NH&WL may be the best non-technical book on diet ever written"
Joel Kauffman, PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, PA

Obesity, Not Cholesterol, Causes Heart Attacks

K Nanchahal, JN Morris, LM Sullivan and PWF Wilson. Coronary heart disease risk in men and the epidemic of overweight and obesity. International Journal of Obesity 2005 Mar;29(3):317-23

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the contributions of socioeconomic, lifestyle, and body weight factors to predicted heart disease (CHD) in the population and thus provide a focus for policies on prevention.

DESIGN: Prospective study and cross-sectional population health survey.

SUBJECTS: In all, 3090 men in the Framingham study and 2571 men in the 1998 Health Survey for England (HSE) with no history of cardiovascular disease participated in the study.

MEASUREMENTS: Data on sex, age, systolic blood pressure and antihypertensive medication, total and high-density cholesterol levels, diabetes, and their association with the incidence of myocardial infarction and fatal CHD in study population were used to derive functions for predicting individual 10-y risk of CHD. These functions were same data on participants in the HSE. High risk was defined as 10-y CHD risk >/=15%. The proportion of high risk population attributable to each of the risk factors examined was assessed.

RESULTS: In all, 32% of men in England had predicted 10-y CHD risk >/=15%. Such high risk was significantly body mass index (BMI, kg/m2), waist:hip ratio (WHR), smoking, and levels of physical activity, educational income (all </=0.007). In this population, 47% of high CHD risk was attributable to excess body weight – BMI >/=25 or WHR >/=0.95 – and 31% to the sum of the four other significant factors: lack of educational qualifications, smoking, and physical inactivity.

CONCLUSION: Overweight and obesity now dominate the standard risk factors of CHD in men and should national policies for prevention.


Note that although total cholesterol, HDL and LDL were tested for, none of these was significant as a cause of heart disease in this study. Are they finally starting to get it right?

Last updated 11 March 2005

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