It’s been a long time since I’ve posted.
I know this. It’s not because I’ve not wanted to post anything.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve opened up the editor and tried to write something.. only to come up blank and then given up. But at some point. caution does not become the better part of valor and giving up does not do any favors.. and well, for me that day is today.
I’ve been very apathetic about the WLS community for awhile now.
Not in helping the people in it.. but the community as a whole. And in looking back, I think that began around summertime. In speaking with Kaitlin N yesterday, we both agreed on a few instances which probably started the ball rolling, and yeah, summertime was about the time in which things began roiling to a nice simmer. The full boil happened this fall, with explosion this past November.
This is an article published by the Vitamin D Council, written by John Cannell, MD.
- Dr. Goran Bjelakovic led a meta-analysis study in which he analyzed 50 randomized controlled trials with 94,000 participants with some form of vitamin D which reported mortality rates as either primary or secondary outcomes
- 32 of the studies used D3 (74,000 people) and 12 used D2 (18,000)
- 6% relative risk reduction of mortality when supplementing w/ D3
- 2% risk reduction when supplementing with D2
Kinda scary to consider.
Some of the countries listed (Kiribati, Palau, etc.) are very small, especially when compared to the US, China, or the like so population percentages can seem a bit high. However, it is still quite sobering.
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I’ve been slow on my ASMBS posts. I know it, but life has a funny way of getting in the way..
A discussion of late on the BBGC is about collagen protein supplements, and of course how they are either good or bad for supplementation. So it’s spurring me to share one of the things I learned while down in Orlando: how to figure PDCAAS.
There are calculators out there, or you can usually hit me up and beg for a score as I’m generally curious as well. And in the past, I’ve used the calculators because I never knew how to do this myself.. but now I do and it’s interesting how it’s done.
In the future will I continue to use the calculators? Possibly. We’ll see. I’m kinda old fashioned in a number of ways, and I may choose to keep doing the long-hand method just to keep up the practice (and to impress everyone..) but at least now I’ll have the choice.
And so will you.