Iain Gray Freelance Writer

Articles - Health


Changing a lifetime’s eating habits - Week 4

The crucial day of the final test has arrived for Iain Gray, one of the four Telegraph journalists taking a challenge to lower their cholesterol levels. Has it made a difference?

Well, I have returned from my 150-mile struggle through the French Alps, and by some miracle, considering the state my arteries were in, I survived. 


Changing a lifetime’s eating habits - Week 3

It's week three and some of the four journalists who signed up to a drive to lower their cholesterol levels are finding it easier than others

Fear can make a man do many strange things. Force him to run across a bullet-strewn battlefield to drag a critically wounded friend to safety, or cower, shivering in the protective arms of a foxhole. Tear his recently-created masterwork into pieces or just not start it in the first place. Rig an election. In my case it was far less dramatic. I started doing some exercise.


Changing a lifetime’s eating habits - Week 2

Do seven days without comfort food make one weak? Iain Gray is one of four Telegraph journalists one week through a challenge to reduce their cholesterol levels.

OK, so now the hard work could really begin. My cholesterol was high, too high. The years had finally caught up with me, like an ├╝ber-healthy Tommy Lee Jones facing down an obese Harrison Ford. “But I drink Innocent smoothies...” no longer cut it as a get-out clause.


Changing a lifetime’s eating habits - Week 1

Products containg plant sterols claim to reduce 'bad' cholesterol levels significantly. Iain Gray is one of four Telegraph journalists to put it to the test.

Up until about a day before my cholesterol test results were presented to me, I had always maintained a fairly positive attitude towards my health. 


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