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Comment #461890 by PJG

I read the article and must admit that the results did seem quite valid at first. There were some methodological faults such as lack of blinding, which is also important in these kind of tests as it is a known phenomenon, that you can subconciously skew your results (and these guys could be homeopaths).

But then I noticed one flaw that really stuck out and explains it all in my opinion:

They dilute their ultra-low-dose ASA in distilled water while their control dose is an isotonic 0.9 % NaCl saline water.

This explains why the blood vessels react differently to the homeopathic solution. Hypotonic solutions in vivo cause damage. Isotonic all good.

Ridiculous mistake to make, but puts that article to rest.

Fri, 19 Feb 2010 15:14:00 UTC | #442363