Nutrition

China Study author Colin Campbell slaps down critic

Submitted by dave on Sun, 09/23/2018 - 1:55am

Introduction by Vegsource.com

There has recently been a flurry of discussion prompted by an article by raw-animal-product advocate Denise Minger, which criticizes The China Study and attacks its author, Dr. T. Colin Campbell. Minger questions Dr. Campbell's personal motives and attempts to impugn his character.

Dr. Campbell recently took time to review Minger's observations and respond. You can read Minger's original article below, linked at the start of Dr. Campbell's response.

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The Authoritative History of the Cholesterol Controversy by Daniel Steinberg

Submitted by dave on Thu, 09/13/2018 - 6:48pm

All five papers in the series. Log in to download.

Thematic review series: The Pathogenesis of Atherosclerosis
An interpretive history of the cholesterol controversy
by Daniel Steinberg
Department of Medicine, University of California–San Diego, La Jolla, CA

Evaluation of Chowdhury Meta-Analysis on the Association of Fatty Acids with Coronary Risk by Fred Pollack

Submitted by dave on Thu, 09/13/2018 - 6:10pm

This post has Fred Pollack's four papers attached. Log in to download. If you think you may not have time to read all 4 parts, I suggest reading Part 3 first. Part 3 alone may be sufficient to answer your questions.

1. A Preliminary Evaluation of Chowdhury Meta-Analysis on the Association of Fatty Acids with Coronary Risk: Part 1

2. Evaluation of Chowdhury Meta-Analysis on the Association of Fatty Acids with Coronary Risk, Part 2

Will cholesterol-lowering drugs prevent glaucoma progression?

I received this question today:
Hi David,
I would like to ask a question about a new medication that my glaucoma specialist has recommended to my GP. The glaucoma specialist has recommended that I start taking Lipitor, the old cholesterol drug. My glaucoma specialist said there is a 30% to 40% chance Lipitor will prevent further progression of my glaucoma.Is it a common thing for people to take Lipitor, as I'm not keen at all to start taking a statin if i don't have to. And i don't know any other people with elevated eye pressure or glaucoma.

For background, I'm also taking Travatan eye drops in the evening.  I have have no damage yet from slightly elevated pressure in my eyes and I'm a 44yr old insulin-dependant diabetic. My cholesterol is in the acceptable range also.  Id rather go with more natural ways, if possible. Would you have any opinion?

What Are Your Optimal Vitamin D Levels?

It is helpful to distinguish among Vitamin D deficiency, sufficiency, and an optimal level, although there’s some difference of professional opinion regarding each. FitEyes member Ken Rogers contributed the following information to a recent discussion on our email list. Research research published in the journal article Public Health Nutr.

Researchers strike gold - saffron found to help vision loss in elderly

EDITOR: "All patients experienced improvements in their vision while taking the saffron pill."

The golden herb saffron may hold the key to preventing the loss of sight in the elderly, a world first trial by researchers at the University of Sydney and in Italy has found.

Is low vitamin-D associated with glaucoma?

What is vitamin D and what does it do?

Vitamin D is a nutrient found in some foods that is needed for health, to maintain strong bones and much more. Muscles need it to move, for example. Nerves need it to carry messages between the brain and every body part, and the immune system needs vitamin D to fight off invading bacteria and viruses.

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