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  • ravenscape
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Breakthrough Pain Treatment or Snake Oil?
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/09/28/531743869/breakthrough-pain-treatment-or-snake-oil-you-decide

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You may have heard of resveratrol. It's a compound in red wine that was supposed to have all sorts of healthful properties. Wine, however, doesn't have enough resveratrol to provide any real benefits. But Price and his colleagues were able to show that using concentrated resveratrol in a cream applied to the skin relieved pain in animals.

When something appears to work in animals, the next step is typically a clinical trial to test it in people. "The reason we couldn't do that is pretty simple," Price says. Clinical trials are expensive, and "we couldn't raise the money to do it."

So he's selling it on the internet.

For $19 you can conduct your own personal clinical trial.

  • Pingu
Re: Breakthrough Pain Treatment or Snake Oil?
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http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/09/28/531743869/breakthrough-pain-treatment-or-snake-oil-you-decide

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You may have heard of resveratrol. It's a compound in red wine that was supposed to have all sorts of healthful properties. Wine, however, doesn't have enough resveratrol to provide any real benefits. But Price and his colleagues were able to show that using concentrated resveratrol in a cream applied to the skin relieved pain in animals.

When something appears to work in animals, the next step is typically a clinical trial to test it in people. "The reason we couldn't do that is pretty simple," Price says. Clinical trials are expensive, and "we couldn't raise the money to do it."

So he's selling it on the internet.

For $19 you can conduct your own personal clinical trial.

If you can't raise the money to do a clinical trial, then you probably haven't convinced the grant reviewers that there is adequate proof-of-concept.

I have a Darwin-debased mind.

  • osmanthus
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Re: Breakthrough Pain Treatment or Snake Oil?
Reply #2
Drinking red wine reduces pain too.
Truth is out of style

  • Pingu
Re: Breakthrough Pain Treatment or Snake Oil?
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Certainly more effective than pouring it over your head.
I have a Darwin-debased mind.

  • F X
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Re: Breakthrough Pain Treatment or Snake Oil?
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For $19 you can conduct your own personal clinical trial.
Best to do some research on the side FX first

http://www.livestrong.com/article/34699-negative-effects-resveratrol/
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