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Dr. John B. Medical Doctor

Specialty: Internal Medicine
London, California
Dr John Briffa qualified as a doctor from University College London Medical School in 1990. A prize-winning medical student, he also completed an intercalated BSc degree in Biomedical Sciences during his medical studies. Since graduating, Dr Briffa has developed a special interest in nutritional... Full Bio
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Walking versus running

I recently read an interesting editorial in the Journal of American College of Cardiology about the relative benefits of walking and running...

Article reveals unseen cause of bias that risks compromising the evidence-base for statins and other drugs

The supposed ‘gold standard’ method of medical research is the ‘randomised controlled trial’. What this means in drug therapy research is that...

Not all men with symptoms of an enlarged prostate have an enlarged prostate. What’s going on?

When men middle-aged or elderly men have some difficulty with urination, their doctor’s attention will usually focus on their prostate – the...

How accurate are Professor Collins’ claims about the rates of muscle problems with statins?

I have written more than once about Professor Sir Rory Collins. He leads the Cholesterol Treatment Trialists collaboration in Oxford, UK....

Why the device that counts the number of bites of food we take in a day is unlikely benefit health or weight

I came across this story today, which talks about the device that counts the number of bites of food individuals take over the course of the...
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"Too much fructose"

How much is too much fructose? My child who is on a low carb diet for the treatement of seizures, has very loose watery stools and stomach pain with only small amounts of fructose ... such as a 1/3 or so of an apple ... or a small plum.

 

 
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