Reply to: Episode 366: Social determinants of health – why you need to hear this evidence - PART II
Great series of 5 podcasts. This is a similar (succinct:) message. https://www.facebook.com/TED/videos/10159879660130652/
Reply to: Episode 201: Please stop measuring all those cholesterol levels – Part II
Thank you for these interesting podcasts, they certainly make one question the data and interpretations of research.
Listening to the past few podcasts about cholesterol measurements, statins and CV risk assessment/reduction, basically sounds like our best scientific evidence is that statins are really marginally effective in CV risk reduction. Now my question is if CV risk events increase by variables such as cholesterol, hypertension, generalized inlfammation, diabetes, age, gender, family history and genetic factors as well environmental factors and lifestyle ... and knowing that statins have been looked at with relation to lowering LDL cholesterol, then how can we deduce that we are lowering CV risk? to me it sounds like we are only marginally affecting one possible variable but to say that giving statins lowers CV event risk is a generalization in my opinion.
Reply to: Episode 350: Trouble Sleeping: Spend less time in Bed?
Thanks for this TFP Mike. One question though, is the "snorkelling" the time spent trying to fall asleep, and the "scuba diving" the time spent actually asleep? I don't recall you mentioning that in the podcast.