Igotz80HDnImWinning t1_j7cjesz wrote

The VA ships it to your house. Also, this goes beyond a simple effect to show 1. A dose-dependent improvement (argues more strongly for a necessary or sufficient effect) and 2. A physiological model supporting their hypothesis because darker skinned folks have less vit D from the same amount of sun, and it had a larger effect in black veterans. I don’t love epidemiology, but this is far better than your average retrospective study and clearly points for a large randomized trial to be done to confirm.


Igotz80HDnImWinning t1_j4cbzzn wrote

Absolutely! Being able to quantify something we all are familiar with but never used to have a severity system for helps us track improvement or worsening and measure/compare different treatments and therapies.