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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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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...

Evidence links higher cholesterol with lower risk of death in older individuals

Cholesterol in the bloodstream is carried within protein-rich packages known as ‘lipoproteins’. These come in two main types, so-called...

Can getting more sun help protect against dementia?

Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia, and its cause is likely to be ‘multifactorial’ and even vary considerably between individuals....

Has Professor Collins’ call for BMJ ‘statin’ papers to be retracted backfired spectacularly?

Professor Sir Rory Collins is one of the most strident advocates of statin therapy, and also leads a ‘research group’ known as the Cholesterol...

The UK Government encourages health checks, but the evidence suggests they do no good at all

On the face of it, health checks can seem like a bit of ‘no brainer’. If you accept an invite from your doctor to attend for a ‘health MOT’...
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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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blod test prostat is ok problem is slow urination no pain other than it is slow
 

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