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Prof Patrick Holford makes a basic error about antioxidant side effects

Despite the general low standard of responses to the recent Cochrane review on antioxidants and mortality, Holford characteristically manages to stand out from the crowd. Aside from errors already discussed on this site, Professor Patrick Holford of Teesside University makes a very striking error about antioxidant side effects: he claims that

“there are no known or reported short-term side effects of antioxidants”.

This is simply wrong, at a very basic level. Continue reading

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Patrick Holford Responds to Radio 4 Programme and Misses the Point: Part 1

We are not entirely sure that Professor Patrick Holford of Teesside University and also Head of Science and Education at Biocare quite understands the purpose of issuing clarifications. Hint, the clue is in the name.

As it is impossible to comment on Holford’s page, we reproduce his clarifications here and address what is wrong with them. Here, we shall look at the vitamin C claim for colds. Continue reading

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Patrick Holford, the Poet of Putney

Vitamin C in nature and supplement
Professor Patrick Holford of Teesside University and Head of Science and Education at Biocare is a multi-talented chap: international bowel-whisperer and supplement entrepreneur alongside Patrick Holford the tap-dancer as he delivers a very partial account both of the training of nutritionists and the status of his own nutritional qualifications in a bravura performance on RTE’s The Late Late Show together with his entertaining denunciations of others as inaccurate. Continue reading

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