Tony Edwards is a writer and broadcaster on science, technology and medicine. His articles have appeared in a wide range of newspapers and periodicals in the UK and USA. He is a former producer/director/writer at the BBC, where he spent most of his career making programmes for the science series Horizon and QED, and later for Channel 4 and Discovery.
He has made over 80 programmes on science and medicine. Six of his programmes received international awards, including the British Medical Association’s Medicine in the Media award.
Tony Edwards lives in Kent, UK. The Alcohol Paradox is his first book.
TO YOUR VERY GOOD HEALTH
To Your Very Good Health is a completely groundbreaking but accessible look at what alcohol actually does to the human body, from top science writer and broadcaster Tony Edwards.
The relentless message from medical authorities around the world is that alcohol is bad for our health. Doctors advise us to lay off the drink because it causes a whole range of diseases – from liver problems to cancer…. or so they say.
However, over the last thirty years, medical science has been accumulating a mass of evidence showing that the demon drink may in practice not be terribly harmful (at reasonable intakes), and indeed has a whole range of beneficial effects on our health – findings which the medical profession have been keeping very quiet about.
Science writer Tony Edwards has spent months rigorously combing through thousands of these scientific papers – many published in prestigious medical journals around the world. He has uncovered evidence not only that alcohol’s perils have been overplayed, but also that people who drink within sensible limits enjoy substantial health benefits in a long list of conditions – including even cancer.
The UK version is called The Good News About Booze and it was published just before Christmas.
PUBLICATION DATE: 25 November 2013
RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation & US