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Studies – epidemiology

Understanding science

Rapamycin risks?

The importance of good science and good interpretation

Nutritional biochemistry

#167 – Gary Taubes: Bad science and challenging the conventional wisdom of obesity

Doing a background analysis is the hard, relentless, rigorous grunt work of science. It’s endless and thankless, because if you do it right, all you’ll do is prove that you were wrong all along.” —Gary Taubes

Understanding science

#143 – John Ioannidis, M.D., D.Sc.: Why most biomedical research is flawed, and how to improve it

“We need to defend our method. We need to defend our principles. We need to defend the honesty of science in trying to communicate it rather than building exaggerated promises or narratives that are not realistic.” —John Ioannidis

Understanding science

Multiple problems with a study linking proximity to major roads to dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and MS

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” —Wayne Gretzky

Nutritional biochemistry

The red meat and plant-based recommendation wars

Does reducing meat consumption improve health?

Treatments

#75 – David Light: Zantac recall due to cancer concerns – what you need to know

“We have to come to grasp the reality that there are problems in the medication system in generics, potentially even brand, and all sorts of holes that exist in how the system is now for medications. We want to be a part of that solution and work together to ensure that every patient is getting a high quality medication.” — David Light

Understanding science

This Bud’s for you? Don’t mix alcohol with epidemiology

“It all comes down to the way we used to study drinking,” the article starts.

Understanding science

My visit to prison and is a “low-carb” diet going to shorten your life?

Well, you can pretty much set your calendar to it. Another scare from the folks in observational epidemiology land.

Understanding science

Studying Studies: Part IV – randomization and confounding

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

Understanding science

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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