It is these industry sponsored studies that have resulted in the prescription of statins to tens of millions of healthy people worldwide driving a multi-billion dollar industry... It's instructive to note that the drug company, Pfizer's own patient leaflet states "common side-effects that may affect up to one in 10 patients include sore throat, nausea, digestive problems, muscle and joint pain."
Dr Aseem Malhotra
London-based cardiologist, writer and researcher
Cardiologist and writer with a special interest in improving the nation's diet, as my experience has taught me that prevention is definitely better than cure when it comes to our health. Campaigning to tackle obesity through public health intervention. Passionate advocate of free health care for all as I believe it is a marker of a developed society and doctors are better clinicians when not primarily incentivised by financial gain in treating patients.
I believe I speak for the overwhelming majority of doctors in the NHS when I say I went into medicine to practice evidence based, not corporate-influenced medicine.
14/03/2013 17:47 GMT
Leading British Indians Urge Indian Prime Minister For Action to Protect Women Against Sexual Violence
Following the brutal rape and tragic death of "Damini", leading British Indians including professionals from the medical, business and legal sector have written a letter to the UK Indian ambassador Dr Bhagwati and the Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, calling for urgent action to ensure the protection of women in India against sexual violence.
04/01/2013 12:08 GMT
The science underpinning the importance of breast feeding has been well documented and cannot be overstated. In 2003 the Lancet published a series on child survival emphasising that exclusive breast feeding, if universalised, could save 13% of all under five deaths, (an estimated 1.3million in the 42 high mortality countries).
06/12/2012 18:44 GMT
It horrifies me to see people gorging on products marketed as "low fat" that are loaded with carbohydrates and sugar which is more likely to lead to increased weight. There is mounting scientific evidence that not only is sugar toxic to the body but it also drives appetite by interfering with hormones produced by the brain that give us a sense of fullness.
16/10/2012 11:17 BST
We could have saved millions of lives with earlier intervention with Big Tobacco. For the sake of our children we must not allow the same to happen with Big Food.
18/07/2012 10:16 BST
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