How to read scientific
medical research reports and what you need to know about
Keep in mind that
scientific reports are written to sell their research
to pharmaceutical companies and may be purposely written
to confuse non medical people. In other words
they do not want us to see these reports.
To fully understand
scientific medical research reports would take considerable
research of each term and a medical degree or medical
For the purpose
of this web site the conclusion is usually the important
thing to understand is that many people think animal
studies are not human and thus not applicable to us.
That is a false assumption that the drug companies capitalize
on. They know animal studies mimic the human body and
such studies make the reports more appealing to them.
They know that it indicates its research proves it may
be worthwhile to buy and then do human studies.
In Vitro means
the research was done in a test tube or petri dish and
not in a living animal or human. Again the pharmaceutical
companies know that such studies can be worthwhile.
- use medical dictionaries and search
engines to look up terms you do not understand when you think
it may be important to you.
- Often a report will discuss a specific
disease with its relationship to oxidative stress or antioxidants.
Keep in mind that its findings on oxidative stress for say diabetes
means it may apply to other diseases as well. Remember oxidative
stress is a universal disease of the cell and is not isolated
to any single organ or group of cells. You cannot have oxidative
stress in just one cell. If you have it in one cell or organ
it will be throughout the body as well. This means if it is
present or helped in one organ or disease it will be likely
to help the entire body. In my research I am finding hundreds
of these kinds of statements in reports indicating a certain
herb, compound or mineral will help oxidative stress for the
individual disease or organ the study addresses. Type oxidative,
oxidant, oxidants, antioxidants in the search box and it will
bring up every page on the site with that term. It is impossible
at this time to list every related compound in the pages on
oxidative stress or antioxidants.
- It is also important to recognize scientific
chemical analysis and study of every compound is in its infancy.
Especially the study of grouped compounds and their synergy
for the human body.
- Also understand that due to the infancy
of chemical analysis of herbs we are limited to using the history
of herbs called traditional history that hierologist use or
the limited science similar to our collections. Human studies
are only conducted by pharmaceutical companies because they
cost so much. Some report to get the human studies and all that
is required by the FDA to get a new drug approved cost up to
8 million dollars.
- Next understand that double blind human
testing can be flawed. The medical community puts almost absolute
faith in double blind human testing. Here is the problem. I
am finding reports proving various double blind human tests
are rigged. Some report that they carefully select their participants
who will be most likely to test positive to the test and eliminate
any who would test negative. This then becomes a blatant breech
of trust. Double blind test claim to be randomly selected participants.
Can you imagine a drug company spending 8 million dollars to
study a drug and not padding the results of their testing? See
- I attempt to provide just enough reports to prove a topic
without overwhelming the reader. Due to copyright laws I may
be limited in how much I can copy. In each case a link to the
full report will be provided so you can see it for yourself.