Merry, Safe and Healthy Christmas & New Year

Wow, it’s Christmas already. Just want to wish everyone a merry, safe and healthy christmas and new year. Christmas is a time to reflect. It’s time to take stock. It’s time to consider those who are less fortunate than we are. It’s also time to plan for the next year. Next year is always a …

How safe are triathlons?

We hear athletes drop dead at sporting events every so often. Often, they are not to do with blocked arteries but more about undetected (and almost undetectable) irregular heart rhythms that causes sudden death. Fortunately, while seemingly fit and healthy individuals still drop dead at sporting events, the incidence is still much lower that the incidence …

Saturated Fats – not as evil as first thought but…

We have all been brought up to advise reducing total fat and saturated fatty acid intake, based on the presumption that replacing saturated fatty acids with carbohydrate and unsaturated fats will lower LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) and should therefore reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD) events. Several meta-analyses of randomised trials and prospective cohort studies (8–10) and ecological …

How to get the flu?

To many of you, this article might have come too late. Many of you may already had the flu this winter in the “worst flu epidemic in 15 years” (no, it isn’t but then it depends on how you define “worst”). In order for me to learn how to avoid catching the flu, I thought …