A pill with your whopper, sir?

By September 1, 2010 February 19th, 2012 No Comments

When driving it makes sense to wear a seat-belt. If you smoke it’s most likely that the cigarette will have a filter. So why not have a statin pill the next time that you scoff a burger to offset the negative health effects? According to a team of researchers from Imperial College London that is exactly what you should do. In a paper published by the American Journal of Cardiology they propose that the pills should be available free along with the sachets of salt and sauces that you usually get at fast food outlets. Statins don’t neutralise the harmful effect of fatty foods like burgers and fries and “it’s best to avoid fatty food altogether” lead researcher DR Darrel Frances admitted in the Guardian. “But in terms of the likelihood of you having a heart attack taking a statin can reduce this chance by about the same amount as the fast food increases it”. Other experts have criticised the proposal on the grounds that it may actually encourage people to indulge in junk food while not having to face the consequences.

Now we are all for a quick fix if possible here at Diets Don’t Work but this most certainly sounds like a bad idea. Imagine if the head doctor in the UK came up with a pill that stopped all effects of a hangover? The end of western civilisation as we know it, surely.

So a statin is all good and well, but you will be much better off getting some structured exercise and eating reasonably well for most of the time. Not only do you get all the benefits of reduced risk of an horrid death while still young but you also feel better mentally and physically, will have a better ass and feel more positive too. If you just can’t be bothered to get off that ass then you might need to enlist the help of a personal trainer from DDW. We can help in London, Windsor and Maidenhead.

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