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.

The Great Statin Con?

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."
04/04/2016 09:30 BST

How False Advertising by Big Food Is Driving Obesity

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