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The Food Quiz Christmas Special
Sunday 12:30-13:00,
Rpt Monday 16:00-16:30

Investigating every aspect of the food we eat
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Sunday 28 May 2006
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Sheila Dillon and Aldo Zilli
Sheila Dillon discusses arthritis and diet.
This week, The Food Programme looks at the role of diet in some forms of arthritis. Often a controversial field in the past, the place of nutrition in diseases such as arthritis has been understood more fully by the development of nutritional biochemistry and immunology.

Scientific data on antioxidants and flavonoids is now lifting nutrition out of the realm of anecdotal uncertainty and in to the province of credible science.

Sheila talks to Dr. Gail Darlington, Senior Specialist in Rheumatology and Lead Clinician for Research at the Epsom and St. Helier University Hospitals Trust.

Ingrid Holmes talks about developing rheumatoid arthritis at 32 and how through a change in diet is now pain free.

Sheila is joined in the studio by Dr. Margaret Rayman, Reader in Nutritional Medicine at the University of Surrey who has co-written a book with Alison Callaghan called Nutrition and Arthritis to be published in July.

Dr John Tarlton of Bristol University talks about his research on osteo-arthritis.

Sheila is also joined in the studio by Chef Aldo Zilli and Dr Peter Fisher, Consultant Rheumatologist at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital and also the author of the Arthritis Research Campaign's booklet on diet and arthritis.
Further information
Arthritis Research Campaign ARC 
Epsom and St. Helier University Hospitals Trust

University of Surrey 

University of Bristol

Aldo Zilli

National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society
Helpline 0845-4583969

Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital
Great Ormond Street
Tel: 020 7391 8890
Fax: 020 7391 8829


Fish Cook: From Scallops to Swordfish by Aldo Zilli, David Munns (Photographer), published by Jacqui Small LLP, ISBN: 1903221471

Diet and Arthritis by Dr. Gail Darlington and Linda Gamlin, published by Vermilion
(This book is now out of print but may be available at a local library)

Nutrition and Arthritis by Dr. Margaret Rayman published on the 25th July by Blackwell Publishing

Dr. Darlington is also the co-author of the following:

Diet and Human Immune Function, published by Humana Press,
ISBN 1-58829-206-1
Edited by David A. Hughes PhD, Rnutr,L. Gail Darlington, MD, FRCP,
Adrianne Bendich, PhD, FACN (This book contains a chapter on Diet and Rheumatoid Arthritis)

Pills, Potions and Poisons
by Professor Trevor Stone and L. Gail Darlington, published by Oxford University Press, ISBN: 0198609426
(a book designed to make drugs understandable and more acceptable
to the reader)
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