Category Archives: cardiovascular disease

Fat but fit? Health not size predicts risk of serious illness

Can you be fat but fit? Apparently so, according to several recent pieces of intriguing research. And fitness is what keeps you healthier for longer, regardless of how lean you look… or not. So it really doesn’t matter how you are on the outside, it’s what’s going inside that matters. Remember, always consult a healthcare […]

Why not do the exercise you evolved to do?

Patients often say they want to exercise regularly but struggle to stick at it. And many pay monthly subscriptions to gyms they barely use. If that’s you, why not try something that might actually improve your health – not to mention your bank balance? We all know exercise is important for our health. But busy […]

Is processed meat really linked to early death?

Widely reported in the media today is the unsavoury news that consumption of processed meats may increase the risk of dying young. The report, published in the journal BioMed Central Medicine, specifically mentions ham, bacon, sausages, and “minced meat that has been bought as a ready-to-eat product”. It also points out that “processed meat” usually […]