Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Medical Doctor (MD) and the Sale representative (NNT, statistics)

Here is a video I created when I was teaching about a statistic called NNT (number needed to treat). In the video the Medical Doctor (MD) and the Sale Representative discuss drug X (read Lipitor) and side effects and benefits in terms of the number needed to treat or NNT. At least the MD tries to.



Enjoy.

Updated 5 November 2013: Check out these episodes of Catalyst from the ABC (Australia) on a related matter called "Heart of the matter Part 1 - Dietary villains" and "Heart of the matter Part 2 - Cholesterol drug war".

Diet: Saturated fat and cardiovascular disease

Frustrating how long it takes for scientific evidence to dispel old myths.

Here is a video I created with two people talking about the link between saturated fat and cardiovascular disease.




Based on: Siri-tarino, P. W., Sun, Q., Hu, F. B., & Krauss, R. M. (2010). Meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies evaluating the association of saturated fat with cardiovascular disease. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 91, 535-546.

Updated 5 November 2013: Check out these episodes of Catalyst from the ABC (Australia) on a related matter called "Heart of the matter Part 1 - Dietary villains" and "Heart of the matter Part 2 - Cholesterol drug war".