Re bypass surgery (WDDTY vol 14 no 12), in the Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation (BARI), lifestyle changes were determined to have most to do with an increase in survival.
There are many better alternatives than drugs for depression. Here's a short summary. For more detailed information, see WDDTY, vol 6 no 6, and the WDDTY Guide to Mental Health
Hypertension (high blood pressure) is not a ‘disease’ per se; it is believed to be a significant risk factor in other diseases, including heart attack, heart failure, stroke and kidney disease.
If you're on the Atkins diet, the good news is that you will probably lose weight in the first six months or so. The bad news is that you could start suffering from headaches, muscle weakness, diarrhea or constipation if you aren't already.
I am so bad with food I can go for a long time eating really well, and then I just can't help myself and go on a binge. ...
What depressing reading your WDDTY vol 14 no 10 made - rightly headed ‘Depression’. It seems that Big Pharma will go to any lengths to sell its products, irrespective of whether they have been tested or not.
FAT IS NOT ANYBODY'S ISSUE: It's only the symptom, not the cause
Then, we have the reader whose daughter is gluten-intolerant. However she is worried that eliminating gluten from her diet will deprive her child of the necessary amino acids to build up her immune system and fight infections. What would make good...