Essays by Malcolm
published in RedFlagsDaily)
June 11, 2006
How To Bury $400M About the
Women’s Health Initiative’s heart intervention study
Jan 11, 2006
Statins and cancer
Oct 28, 2005
Justice Saves Lives About
stress and heart disease
Oct 24, 2005
Reflections On Scientific
Dogma Thoughts around the new Nobel Prize winners
Oct 19, 2005
ASCOT–BPLA (Another Stupid Commercially
Overhyped Trial – Before Prescribing Look
Sep 28, 2005
The Constant Gardener. About drug company
Sep 14, 2005
More Grist To The Grill. About stress and the
Sep 9, 2005
What Tangled Webs We Weave. Who
to believe in medical science
Aug. 3, 2005
Temporarily Able Are there any healthy people
July 29, 2005
Too little, too late Can we believe in
July 14, 2005
Statins and Dementia
June 28, 2005
Spotting the Sleigh Of Hand. How to evaluate the effect of a new
treatment in a few seconds
June 21, 2005
A Small Ray of Sunshine. More about doctors and the
June 16, 2005
Horray - Sort Of. About the links between the
medical industry and doctors.
May 24, 2005
Statins And Cancer. (Now It Is
May 22, 2005
Gosh, Really, You Don´t Say. About the links between the
medical journals and the drug industry
May 17, 2005
Stopping Statins is Bad For
May 8, 2005
Time For A Conspiracy Theory Or Two. ‘Pharmaceutical
Industry Opposition to Reimportation 'Financial Suicide,' Pfizer's Rost Says
April 19, 2005
‘Armed and Dangerous’ – Wake up Call. About drug reps
March 24, 2005
Thank God He Didn't Die of Heart Disease Doctor. About the new "succesful"
high-dose statin trial TNT
Jan 16, 2005
He Who Pays the Piper Calls The Tune. About opinion leaders and their
The Zocor Debacle - I Told You So! But The Great Ship
“Cholesterol-Lowering” Has Ripped Its Guts Out On The Harsh Rocks Of
Evidence, But Still It Does Not Sink. About high and low-dose statin.
December 20, 2004
Just Call Me "The Great
December 17, 2004
AN ASTONISHING FINDING
THAT FAILS TO SURPRISE
December 10 2004
FASTER THAN A SPEEDING BULLET
(It’s not a plane, it’s not a train, it’s
December 3, 2004
GROUNDHOG DAY – IN
October 22, 2004
BERARDINELLI-SEIP – EXPLAIN THAT?
October 11, 2004
A SUGARY TALE
Sept 29, 2004
Conflict of Interest - Time To Count The Spoons?
September 16, 2004
And The French Paradox, The Swiss Paradox, The Russian Paradox, The
September 2, 2004
A Major Shift In Heart Disease Risk Assessment Has Whipped By Right Under
Our Noses In A New Global Study...Say Goodbye To Raised Cholesterol/LDL As A
Risk Factor In Heart Disease
June 17, 2004
We Are Sleep-Walking Into What
Could Become A Major Medical Disaster Because Statin Drugs Will Soon Be Sold
March 11, 2004
Massive Nail In The Coffin Of The Cholesterol, Or LDL, Hypothesis?
IT - PROVE WHAT
New Study Data Has
Researchers And “Rent-A-Quote” Doctors Pushing For More
Intensive Cholesterol-Lowering Treatment. This Is Massive Hype.
Feb 17, 2004
DEATH OF THE REFERENCE
An example from heart disease
research and yet another reason why the scientific machine is close to
ATKINS AND THE FIRST LAW OF
(Ye cannae change the laws of physics,
STATINS FOR CHILDREN –
THIS IS MADNESS
When someone sent me a copy of an
article in the Washington Post, stating that more and more doctors
now think that children as young as four should be put on statins, my
fingers started to itch.
I was idly watching a programme on the Atkins diet last
night which, to my surprise, was reasonably balanced. Yes folks, the Atkins
diet has crossed the pond to reach the United Kingdom. Although, in reality,
all it is doing is returning. After all we invented it nearly one hundred
and fifty years ago.
THE ATKINS DIET IS HEALTHY
DRANO-LIKE SYNTHETIC “GOOD CHOLESTEROL” PLAQUE BUSTER! IT’S SCIENCE,
BUT NOT AS WE KNOW IT
“ The concept that HDL could remove
cholesterol from a plaque is such a stupid idea that I cannot believe it
still exists. Once you understand the science, the whole thing is patently
Sept 17, 2003
TELEOANALYSIS — OR WHEN I
FINALLY REALIZED THAT I HAD FALLEN DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE
The first step in teleoanalysis, as
demonstrated in a paper just published in the British Medical Journal,
apparently, is to condemn all clinical trials that fail to show you what you
want…. And it appears that this method of analysis provides the answers to
questions that would be obtained from studies that have not been done or
cannot be done….This way you can always get the results you want….When I
read this I thought it must be a joke….But it was not a joke….
ATKINS MUST BE
"I wanted to make it clear that
the attacks on Atkins are not scientific, not rational. Atkins, may he rest
in peace, is being attacked because his diet threatens the mainstream. He
and his supporters are being subjected to the secular equivalent of the
SO, WHAT DOES CAUSE HEART
One thing that has seriously hampered
research in this area is the factor that I call "terminological
HOW RISKY IS A RISK?
An analysis that will make it easier
for you to hack your way through the misinformation that spews forth from
the great medical research machine
NEW HYPERTENSION GUIDELINES
Now we are all to be officially ill
May 13, 2003
BEWARE THE PLACEBO EFFECT
Everyone is quite happy to accept
that there is a placebo effect, without ever bothering to measure it in any
meaningful way. It just happens, it’s there, and we all believe in it.
We’ve all seen it, for goodness sake! Or have we?
TYPE ll DIABETES ISN’T A
That’s because it’s merely a
blood sugar measurement. A sign. An effect. Not a disease, or a cause. We
have become mesmerized by blood sugar levels — we fight to get them down
— we are happy when the level is lowered. Doctors claim when the blood
sugar level falls below an arbitrary figure that the Type ll Diabetes has
been treated, even cured. But what exactly have we cured?
IS HEART DISEASE ALL DUE TO
If you want to understand coronary
heart disease, you cannot ignore the role of the humble blood clot
IS IT ALL A BIG FAT LIE?
The pro and anti-fat battle seems to
be raging in the colonies, with people hurling data of mass destruction at
each other with great vigour. As usual, I find that "truth is the first
victim in any war."
March 10, 2003
THE JOY OF HYPERTENSION TRIALS
"A" equals "B,"and
"B" equals "C," yer "C" is greater than
Feb. 17, 2003
TREATING HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE: WHAT CAN YOU BELIEVE?
For those of us who enjoy the use of
weasel words and non-scientific rubbish dressed up as fact, this is indeed a
grand territory to explore….
DO YOU KNOW WHAT A "FAT" IS?
I can’t imagine why anyone ever
thought that saturated fat in the diet had an impact on cholesterol levels
ON EARTH IS A LIPOPROTEIN?
You must have heard this term a
million times. Even so, there is an enormous level of confusion about the
whole area of cholesterol, lipids, lipoproteins, fats….Can we get real and
make the whole debate about cholesterol easier?
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE: IT’S
A SYMPTOM, NOT A DISEASE, STUPID!
28, 2002 ___________________________________________________
WHY THE CHOLESTEROL-HEART DISEASE THEORY IS WRONG
IDIOTIC THINKING IN MEDICINE - C-REACTIVE PROTEIN
How The Medical Profession Will Turn
A Symptom Into A Disease