New book in Dutch

Eet vet word slank

Eet vet word slank gepubliceerd januari 2013

In dit boek lees je o.a.: * heel veel informatie ter bevordering van je gezondheid; * hoe je door de juiste vetten te eten en te drinken kan afvallen; * hoe de overheid en de voedingsindustrie ons, uit financieel belang, verkeerd voorlichten; * dat je van bewerkte vetten ziek kan worden.

Trick and Treat:
How 'healthy eating' is making us ill
Trick and Treat cover

"A great book that shatters so many of the nutritional fantasies and fads of the last twenty years. Read it and prolong your life."
Clarissa Dickson Wright

Natural Health & Weight Loss cover

"NH&WL may be the best non-technical book on diet ever written"
Joel Kauffman, PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, PA

Breast Cancer Awareness Study

Moya McMenamina, Helen Barrya, Ann-Marie Lennona, et al. A survey of breast cancer awareness and knowledge in a Western population: lots of light but little illumination. European Journal of Cancer 2005; 41: 393-397

There are conflicting data on breast cancer awareness and knowledge in specific population groups. We assessed awareness and knowledge of breast cancer in the general Irish population to identify sources of information on breast cancer and determine factors associated with knowledge and awareness of the disease. Participants (n=2355, 53% female) completed a multi-part questionnaire.

Most (81%) had seen or heard something about breast cancer in the recent past and knowledge of symptoms and treatment was good overall. However, 66% of females overestimated their risk of developing disease, 88% underestimated the age at which it was most likely to develop and 56% underestimated 5-year survival.

Knowledge of incidence and survival was higher in males (Odds Ratio (OR) 1.3, 95% Confidence Interval (CI); 1.1-1.5), participants with higher education (1.5; 1.2-1.7) and those who received information from television (1.3; 1.1-1.5).

Ignorance regarding incidence, outcome and risk makes it unlikely that the general public or at risk females could currently make informed decisions on a range of breast cancer issues.


This report is all very well, but what I find disturbing is that, even if women were more aware, they would still not be told that 'healthy' polyunsaturated margarines and cooking oils are a major cause of breast cancer. It's facts like that which require illuminating.

How can women make informed decisions if they aren't informed?

Last updated 19 March 2005

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