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Science and Technology links (September 15th, 2018)

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  1. Marko says:

    In Russia and Serbia normal is 36.6. Measurements are taken in the armpit. 37 is considered as a slight fewer.

  2. Pascal Soucy says:

    2) is really controversial. And it is based on a meta-analysis of observational studies, while there are tons of evidence through real clinical studies that reducing LDL reduces risk of heart disease. For instance, a meta-analysis (https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2556125) of clinical trials comprising more than 300,000 patients shows that, whatever the mean used to reduce LDL (statins, other non-statin drugs that lower cholesterol, diet, exercice), reduction of LDL is linked to reduced risk of major vascular events.

    1. is really controversial

      No doubt.