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Controversy over TV3’s hit show Downsize Me

Amanda Johnson posted in on November 18th, 2008.

TV3’s weight loss series, Downsize Me ended recently amid controversy over the accuracy of some of the nutritional information, and the approach taken by the presenters in promoting the weight loss. The New Zealand Dietetic Association, who recently met with presenter Damian Kristof to outline their concerns, currently have several complaints pending with the Broadcasting […]

The controversy over treatment of high cholesterol in children

Peter Griffin posted in on September 30th, 2008.

A perspectives piece published in the New England Journal of Medicine last week highlights the controversy in the USA over the treatment of children for high cholesterol levels. In July this year, the American Academy of Pediatrics released revised recommendations for the treatment of high cholesterol in children. Recommendations included a reduction in the age […]

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