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

A bottle of red wine is better than a statin for your heart

Forget statins with their huge expense and nasty side effects, studies show that a bottle of red wine every week is better at protecting you from heart disease than cholesterol-lowering statin drugs.

And if you're moderately well off, you're far less likely to develop heart disease than someone from a poorer family.

These conclusions are based on a new model for assessing heart risk — the QRisk — that better reflects modern lifestyles than the standard Framingham model, which was developed in the USA in the 1970s.

Using the QRisk scoring system, 3.2 million Britons aged between 35 and 74 are at risk from heart disease compared with 4.7 million identified by the Framingham system.

The research team that developed the new system says it is a more sensitive barometer that includes national and social differences. The Framingham measurement is based very much on American lifestyles, and it assumes they are the same the world over.

The QRisk also takes into account comparative wealth and its impact on heart health, and it endorses the discovery made several years ago that a bottle of red wine a week is better at warding off heart disease than a statin drug — provided you're healthy to begin with.


1. Luc Bonneux. Editorial: Cardiovascular risk models. BMJ 2007; 335; 107-8.
2. Julia Hippisley-Cox, Carol Coupland, Yana Vinogradova, et al. Derivation and validation of QRISK, a new cardiovascular disease risk score for the United Kingdom: prospective open cohort study. BMJ 2007; 335; 136-41.

Last updated 10 September 2007

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