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.

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Dental Practice, June 2002, Book Review

The following review was published in the British edition of the dental magazine, Dental Practice

"Dental Practice", June 2002. Book Review.

FLUORIDE: Drinking ourselves to death?
By B. Groves
pp.329; 12.99
Dublin: Newleaf 2001
ISBN 0-7171-3274-9

ELECTIVE fluoridation of water supplies in order to achieve a targeted biologic response from the population occurs mainly in the USA and Britain but also in some other English-speaking countries.

Fluoridation gives rise to emotive argument from within, but largely outwith, the medical and dental establishments and professions, such debate encompassing issues relating to the veracity and ethics of its use.

The accepted opinion from within the profession traditionally passes on to generation after generation of graduates - some eventually to become teachers - a usually positive view. How many professionals reading this book review, like myself, have ever stirred themselves to read the literature in any depth or to question the received wisdom? How many dentists currently set aside a significant amount of time related to treating iatrogenic modification/damage of tooth tissue (tetracycline discoloration, fluorosis, etc)?

This soft cover book, which reads well, becomes addictive after a few minutes into its text. It is structured around the questioning and refutation - only by available scientific evidence from the literature - of statements made by the British Fluoridation Society (BFS) in support of fluoridation. The author postulates that this format will by such juxtaposition . . . "serve to put in stark relief the apparent evasive nature or clear bias of the BFS suggested responses".

Does this approach give the reader a picture that seems fair to both profession and laity? I have to say that it does. Any statements used by the author are based on references from the literature in refereed journals and, as far as I am concerned, were certainly contributing to a level playing field.

It is always wrong to entirely dismiss out of hand any reasoned argument for or against any particular issue. This book offers a wealth of detailed discussion and reference on this important topic, presented in an unemotional way. It has certainly added to my personal evidence base for opinion forming. The unique nature of fluoridation in delivering a substance to whole populations that produces bioactive response will remain a subject that generates hugely differing opinion as to justification and validity.

I commend this book to all active clinical practitioners as deserving a place in the practice library, and would go further and say it should be essential reading for all undergraduates. "You pays yer money and takes yer choice" has never been more applicable in these times of effective alternatives.

I can't help feeling that it would be interesting to read a similar work published by the BFS and the appropriate gurus in the profession that refuted the reasoned arguments of this book and opened up the debate to a higher level of scientific input to justify the status quo. There could well be some difficulty with this!

Science is about a search for truth and dogma does not have a place let alone political expediency. There is more than a whiff of both which this author addresses well in this book.

Keith Marshall.

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