Thank you again to the Canadian Diabetes Association and Medtronic for hosting the event last weekend. I really enjoyed it. Here are the links I promised everyone to resources related to understanding science and getting the best resources for decision-making:
Remember this acronym DEPLOR-
Ask yourself, what was the: Design, Exposure/Intervention, Population, (Liars?), Outcome, and... was it Rigged?
Design - interventions and systematic reviews are ideal
Exposure/Intervention - Is it relevant, realistic, measured/delivered in the right way?
Population - Was it relevant to me? or was it a group of university undergrads?
Liars - Was the population human or were they mice/rats? If animals were not mentioned in the title - journalist is a liar :)
Outcome - Were the outcomes relevant to me as a patient?
Rigged - Did a company fund the study?
Where to get good information?
Know the 6S pyramid of evidence
ACCESSS plus.mcmaster.ca to get e-mail updates and search for studies
Obesity Offerings- Latest research findings and information on obesity
Nutrition Evidence Library - Latest up to date reviews on diet and health
Who Should I Follow on Social Media?
Dr. David Katz is a the director of Yale Prevention Centre and tweets/writes on diet/obesity
Dr. Jeff Flier former Dean of Harvard Medical School and leading scientist in obesity/type 2 diabetes research
Dr. Eric Topol cardiologist and leading author
Some fun things to read/watch in science
John Oliver from HBO's Last Week Tonight on Scientific Studies