[ASC-list] Statins proving to be a good debate for the understanding of medical research
forbes-ewan at tassie.net.au
Wed Nov 6 02:55:45 UTC 2013
Some ASC members might also be interested in reading Bill Shrapnel's blog
entry about the Catalyst programs.
Bill is a prominent, if somewhat controversial nutritionist, whose ideas
often generate heated discussion on the Nutritionists Network.
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understanding of medical research
As Chris Forbes-Ewan suggested, for those interested in an analysis of the
ABC Catalyst programs on saturated fats and statin (anti-cholesterol)
medication, you couldn't go past reading
[If broken link, same hyperlink is here. ]
Disclaimer: I wrote it!
As a GP, I need to judge lots of evidence about health without necessarily
becoming an expert in the field. I find my best bet is to look at the
information presented through my 'sceptometer'.
In the article and in one of my comments below it, I explain how I applied
this 'healthy scepticism' process to the Catalyst statin debate.
By way of introduction, I have been an ASC member since 2010, but a
relatively passive one: I read posts all the time, but don't post.
In my defence, I have been busy being President of the ASC's cousin
organisation for four years; the Australasian Medical Writers Association.
The ASC aims and ideals about accurate and interesting writing are dear to
my heart-I just apply the same thing to the field of medicine instead.
I have a particular interest in the pitfalls of overtreatment, and blog
ook-at-the-pitfalls-of-cutting-edge-medicine/> about this on Croakey.
Dr Justin Coleman MBBS FRACGP MPH
President, Australasian Medical Writers Association
GP, Inala Indigenous Health Service, Brisbane
Senior Lecturer, Griffith University
Blogger, the Naked Doctor
Tel +61 433 824931
Email drjustincoleman at tpg.com.au
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