Heroes and Villains. Fat and insulin swapping places

Like the movies, medicine has its roster of heroes and villains – fat for instance is a hard-core offender while insulin is a valued member of the community. But they could be swapping places. The campaign to rehabilitate fat has been gathering support for some years but putting insulin in the dock is a startling […]

Article: Can fasting for two days each week stop dementia?

This article was published in The Daily Mail  27 February 2012 [Daily Mail permalink] Fasting was a common medical treatment in the past, but now there may be good reason for it to make a comeback. This research on calorie restriction is directly relevant to our book on healthy ageing. Fasting is now know to trigger […]