Posted: Jun 14, 2010 5:17 pm
by GenesForLife
DST70 wrote:
GenesForLife wrote:Give me an example of such a profound multifactorial consideration, DST70.

Someone with insomnia, or heart disease, or hemorrhoids, or depression. Or TMB's case history below.

PS- such multifactorial causative possibilites are removed in clinical trials by means of subject standardization to the maximum extent possible.

Hmmm. I think we might end up disagreeing on how useful it is to try and "remove" multifactorial causes and aim for "subject standardization to the maximum extent possible."

Multifactorial diseases such as heart disease, for instance, have a variety of evidentially supported practises dealing with the various factors that may contribute to the disorder in question., from dietary & lifestyle changes to reduce cholesterol to statins to block cholesterol to NSAIDS to surgery. In other words, the cause and effect relationships involved are reduced to each factor separately during testing, this in no way forbids a multi-pronged strategy to combat the disease.