Vitamin D and limb strength

Dr Paul Clayton’s Health Newsletter Autumn 2015 Vitamin D supplementation significantly increases upper and lower limb strength, a review of seven trials has found. Previous research on vitamin D has focused on supplementation and muscle strength in frail, deficient and elderly women. This latest review – compiled by researchers at Queen Mary University of London … Read more

Sarcopenia (muscle-wasting) is a top-5 health risk

Dr Paul Clayton 2013 Sarcopenia – loss of muscle mass – is a very common but surprisingly little-known condition related to bad nutrition and an inactive lifestyle. From early middle age on, most of us lose muscle mass. It’s not inevitable – a very physically active lifestyle can delay or prevent it – but people … Read more

Heart disease driver is not cholesterol

Why is it that some 50% of people who have a heart attack have a cholesterol level in the normal range? Many of these are people who know, and have followed, the basic advice – reduce overweight, build in 30 minutes of exercise at least 5 times a week, restrict your intake of saturated fats … Read more