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Monday, April 20, 2015

 

New Study: Obese Is Good; Old Study: Obese Is Bad

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Roanoke Times, 4-12-2015, Pg 10: Study: Obesity cuts dementia risk by 29%; thin people had a 34% higher risk.
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Yet another “study” published by “researchers” using available data and apparently not a “cause and effect” study or analysis.
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Some life-observations and anecdotal data might cause one to question this study in the light of past highly publicized misdirected studies.  The first chapter of every statistics book emphasizes that correlation does not prove cause-and-effect!
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Perhaps obese people don’t live long enough to get dementia due to heart attacks, strokes and sugar-diabetes.
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Perhaps thin people who do get dementia have reduced diets because they are ill or in the process of getting ill.
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Perhaps the key cause for obesity, dementia and many other illnesses are primarily associated with genetics and DNA.
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Suspect sub-populations who also are at low risk of dementia include:
Binge Drinkers and Drug-heads
Reckless drivers
Heavy smokers
Those who text while driving
Drunk drivers
Homeless people
High-risk takers
The list goes on!  Let’s do another “study”!
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One of the most destructive highly publicized and faulty “studies” was the 1974 “birth-control pill study" that proclaimed the pill caused several types of cancer.  That “study” resulted in many women using faulty IUDs that resulted in very serious health issues.
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Perhaps one should wait for real “cause-and-effect” studies to be done before jumping to conclusions and misdirected actions.
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All this reminds one of the “consensus” of man-caused global warming and climate change!  Consensus is not a scientific process or state either!
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Of all the hundreds of thousands of “studies” that are published every year, what are the media’s criteria for which ones to hype, and who chooses?
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Another Dubious So Called Study
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/06/another-dubious-so-called-study.html
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Promoting Faulty Cause And Effect Data
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2010/02/promoting-faulty-cause-and-effect-data.html
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