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Precious Roy
RE: Danish study shows most of you will die the same time as a couch potato

Citizen Runner wrote:

[quote]Precious Roy wrote:

You just cannot make any conclusions based on that kind of sample size.

Sure you can, you just have larger uncertainty intervals as they show in their analysis.

To be fair, any such study has it's limitations, which is fine if they are documented. The problem is that most of this information is distributed through the popular press to an audience that has no appetite for nuance.[/quote]

A responsible scientist would not publish findings with a huge uncertainty interval generated by comparing @100 subjects with @4900. This stuff gets into journals because it is interesting. Just imagine if a left wing environmental group had a study of 5000 people showing that a group of 100 diabetics out of the 5000 had higher mortality rates when eating GMOs. Everyone would cry foul if they concluded that GMOs were harmful to diabetics. That is precisely what is happening here.

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