Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Epidemiology - the "science " of deceit.

Today a link on Twitter pointed to a study that claimed to show that "Eating breakfast was associated with significantly lower CHD risk in this cohort of male health professionals".

So I took a quick look at the study and weeded out some of the raw data. It's an analysis of 27,000 ageing male healthcare professionals of whom about 3,400 said they skipped breakfast. This subgroup were generally a bit younger (5 year difference in average age) and three times more of them were smokers - 15% vs 5%.