Monthly Archives: May 2014

Personalizing care in coronary heart disease


A new paper published in Genome Medicine today describes research with the potential to ‘personalize’ treatment for patients with heart disease.   Determining whether or not certain treatments or interventions are right for a particular patient is a tricky business. Much of the time it is about weighing up the benefits versus potential side effects… Read more »


Exploring the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet: polyphenols, olive oil and longevity

Mediterranean diet (cropped)

Many different food types – from the school dinner favorite broccoli to traditional Chinese goji berries – have been termed ‘superfoods’ in recent years, due to their reported beneficial effects on longevity and disease prevention. The health gains of these foods are largely attributed to their antioxidant content, but evidence behind the benefits of consuming… Read more »