- Arranged Marriage
- Mental Illness
- Statins vs High Cholesterol
- Regulatory Compliance
- Digital Craftsmanship
- Alcohol: Does it make you funnier?
The one that affected me the most was the one about statins. There seems to be a lot of controversy around these particular drugs and I too am not thoroughly convinced they’re the right therapy for a condition that may or may not need to be treated. Cholesterol is an important substance in the body in that it helps us heal from cuts and wounds. Inflammation is a major cause of heart attacks as noted by the speaker. However, while cholesterol may be correlated in some regards with heart attacks, in his opinion there was not a cause-and-effect relationship.
Meanwhile, statins do have their downsides:
This speaker spent her 5 minutes debunking the rumors about Opera. The whole theater laughed!
And here are all the speakers from each of the presentations:
What’s great is that they have Ignite in the Bay Area! I’ll have to check it out next time he comes to town!