Premature Menopause Leads to Cardiac Risks?
Early menopause has been found to be an additional risk factor for heart attacks, high BP (blood pressure) and many other vascular complications says a study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) recently. However, what worries me is why women have premature menopause these days. Is it because they have early menarche with all the hormones in quill and our food, thanks to greedy industry? If that were so, we will have to tackle it at the root. To treat menopausal women with drugs is a foolish reductionist science in a holistic closed system of human biology (physiology).
The Story of Fat Profile and That Ghost, Cholesterol
The world of medical science is yet to get out of the shock of cholesterol being declared a friend of human health by the US diet guidelines which urged people to eat fats in their diet to regain their health. Meanwhile, there are stray reports trickling in to show how this myth was first created in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
A recent paper in JAMA Internal Medicine
shows the level to which the greedy industry can stoop to achieve their aim of making money, even at the cost of human lives of the gullible public who depend blindly on the faith that Western science is our saviour! In a shocking revelation, a new study has shown that the sugar industry paid Harvard scientists in the 1960s to play down the risks of sugar associated with coronary heart disease and highlight fat as the culprit, instead.
An industry group, then called the Sugar Research Foundation, which is known as the Sugar Association today, sponsored some research on fat as the ‘dietary culprit’ in heart disease—an attempt to refute concerns about sugar’s role in heart disease.
“The Sugar Association paid three Harvard scientists the equivalent of about $50,000 in today’s dollars to publish the research, which they published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) in 1967. Researchers, however, noted that there was no disclosure of the sugar industry funding the research that minimized the link between sugar and heart health,” says the report. “Funding research is ethical,” Nestlé told Reuters Health by email. “Bribing researchers to produce the evidence you want is not.”
Increasingly, epidemiological reports suggested that blood sugar, rather than blood cholesterol or high BP, was a better predictor of plaque build-up in the arteries.“The Sugar Association paid very prestigious Harvard scientists to publish a review focusing on saturated fat and cholesterol as the main causes of heart disease at the time when studies were starting to accumulate indicating that sugar is a risk factor for heart disease.”
German Drug Giant Bayer Buys Monsanto!
“German drug and crop chemical maker Bayer clinched a $66 billion takeover of U.S. seeds company Monsanto on Wednesday,” reports Reuters. “If the deal closes, it will create a company commanding more than a quarter of the combined world market for seeds and pesticides in the fast-consolidating farm supplies industry.” I am sure that future medical scientists, when they sift through the medical science’s greatest curse on mankind, this new dispensation might figure prominently in the decline and destruction of human health!
Trauma Surgery and Deep Vein Thrombus with Pulmonary Infarcts
This causes about 300,000 deaths annually in the US. There is an attempt to find the best way to prevent this hazard in a very large new study at the Maryland School of Medicine with 13 other centres at a phenomenal cost of $100 million. It would study more than 13,000 patients who undergo trauma surgery with bone fractures. This study proposes to compare simple oral aspirin with low molecular heparin injections. Both these drugs could increase bleeding in those patients. The study is supposed to settle this question for ever.