Inside Health

BBC Radio 4


Dr Mark Porter demystifies health issues, separating fact from fiction and bringing clarity to conflicting health advice, with the help of regular contributor GP Margaret McCartney


Drugs link to dementia, Gluten-free, Heart disease in women, Social jetlag, Boilers on prescription

January 27th, 2015

Episode 263 of 329 episodes

With widespread reports of a link between dementia and commonly used medicines, Inside Health assesses the risks. Why women are more likely to die from heart disease than men with cardiologist, Dr Laura Corr. With more and more people choosing to adopt a gluten free diet, Mark explores the possible health benefits for people who don't have coeliac disease. Is the real problem wheat intolerance, irritable bowel syndrome, or too much hype? Boilers on prescription: a new idea being investigated by one Clinical Commissioning Group. And new research that links having a weekend lie-in with an increased risk of obesity-related diseases, like diabetes.

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