Treating dyslipidaemia

Treating dyslipidaemia

The medical ill effects of dyslipidaemia The main ill effect of dyslipidaemia is the promotion of atheroma – so-called hardening of the arteries. A high total cholesterol, a high ratio of total cholesterol to HDL cholesterol and raised triglyceride levels are...
New Year Resolutions

New Year Resolutions

Now is the accepted time to make your annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving the road to hell with them as usual.   Mark Twain New Year Resolutions All NY resolutions seem to demand self-denial. Not many people resolve to smoke more cigarettes or to...
Exercise and mental health

Exercise and mental health

Guest Blog You may get bored with me banging on about all the benefits of exercise – so to relieve the boredom I will be publishing occasional Blogs from other sources. Here is one from the US – supporting my message about the psychological benefits of...
Achieving weight loss

Achieving weight loss

Really, really difficult! As I have said in the previous two blogs, change in our weight is decided by the balance between what we consume in calories of food and what we expend in calories of muscular effort – calories-in vs calories-out. Changing our habitual...
OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY

OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY

‘A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.’ A. A. Milne  How is weight assessed? The standard way of measuring weight compared with height is body mass index (BMI), which is weight in kilograms divided by height in metres squared. So a 70kg (about...