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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.

Studying Studies: Part IV – randomization and confounding

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

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.

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?

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

Studying Studies: Part II – observational epidemiology

The cornerstone of public health policy.

Why we’re not wired to think scientifically (and what can be done about it)

What is it about being human that conflicts with being scientific?

Studying Studies: Part I – relative risk vs. absolute risk

Reporting relative risk values alone can be inappropriate and misleading for the individual and the public.

How you move defines how you live, Part II

In the summer of 2009 I was preparing for a swim that nobody had ever done before.

Is Type 2 Diabetes Reversible at Scale?

If you’re reading this, you probably know that I’m obsessed with longevity.

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