An area of personal interest and research is the disease atherosclerosis. When entering claims into Research Analysis (RA) on the topic of atherosclerosis, I identified what appears to be a paradox. In this article, I will explore this paradox using RA and see if it can shed some light on the paradox and the value of RA as a tool for research.
Here is the paradox that I found (note endotoxin and lipopolysaccharide are synonymous in this analysis) :
The following image provides an overview of the claims:
Figure 1: Diagram of the paradoxical claims. [create with RA graphing tool in next article version and explain how done]
As can be seen in the diagram, there are two paths from alcohol to atherosclerosis. One of these appears to decrease atherosclerosis and the other appears to increase it. This represents a contradiction.
Is this really a contradiction? How might it be resolved?:
In a series of short articles, I'll address some of these questions using the Research Analysis tools. The follow is a list of the articles - those without links are proposed articles.
Then we can look at some more detailed molecular biology questions like: