Research Collected: Evidence for Skepticism of Research

I enjoy reading research and thinking about the implications of research. However, I often have to remind myself that there is reason to be skeptical about any individual study. Often I prefer to wait until a number of studies fit a particular narrative or hypothesis before gaining confidence in that research. When I share research …

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Why conclusions in recent research on whole grains can be dismissed

From the abstract conclusion of¬†Association Between Dietary Whole Grain Intake and Risk of Mortality: “These data indicate that higher whole grain consumption is associated with lower total and CVD mortality in US men and women, independent of other dietary and lifestyle factors.” True. Continuing: “These results are in line with recommendations that promote increased whole …

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Quick notes on the new Tamoxifen study

I decided to check out the headlines for the newly released Tamoxifen study. They were predictably embarrassing, and a suitable lesson on why news coverage cannot be considered a trustworthy source on scientific research, especially involving health and medicine: “Tamoxifen dramatically lowers incidence of breast cancer in high-risk women, study shows” “Tamoxifen linked to lower …

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