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Philosophiae naturalis

Studying Studies: Part V – power and significance

Studies can be statistically powerful and significant, but practically weak and meaningless (and vice versa).

Books & Articles

Lack of context may fuel spread of unintended consequences

A recent study on diet and prostate cancer suggests we need to be more careful communicating and interpreting information.

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Philosophiae naturalis

Studying Studies: Part IV – randomization and confounding

Randomization helps us in our quest to not fool ourselves. Confounding? Not so much.

Philosophiae naturalis

Is red meat killing us?

I wrote this post almost six years ago (March 21, 2012), but it’s the gift that keeps on giving.

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Studying Studies: Part III – the motivation for observational studies

If randomized-controlled trials are considered the gold standard for establishing reliable knowledge, why do we see so many observational studies in public health?

Journal club

Welcome to Journal Club

The purpose of our JC is to continually improve our ability to analyze and interpret research, and share this with the community.

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Studying Studies: Part II – observational epidemiology

The cornerstone of public health policy.

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Personal

2016 update

Yes, I know, I haven’t written a blog post since ‘nam.

Biochemistry

Do calories matter?

In a word, yes.  But, technically this is the wrong question.

Exercise

How you move defines how you live

My clinical interest is longevity, which is a function of lifespan and healthspan; In math parlance, longevity = f (lifespan, healthspan).

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