Professor Peter Elwood

Monday, August 20 2012 at 7:00PM

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Professor Peter Elwood

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Aspirin has been shown to reduce heart attacks and strokes and to substantially reduce cancer. It does however have other, undesirable effects, in particular bleeding. As with the five ‘classic’ healthy behaviours, it is for the subject him/herself to evaluate the risk, the benefits and the costs, and decide for him/herself which of the healthy behaviours he or she will adopt.

Peter Elwood joined Archie Cochrane in the MRC Epidemiological Unit in Cardiff in 1963. In 1974 Archie retired, and Peter succeeded him as Director. Archie continued to work in the unit until shortly before his death in 1988.

Elwood himself retired some years ago but was granted an honorary Professorship in Cardiff University. This enables him to continue working on issues in nutrition and health, on factors relevant to heart disease and stroke prevention, on factors predictive of dementia and on the benefits of low-dose aspirin.