- Steve Bruno
Web Project Manager,
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"And the latest study says...
... the exact opposite of what the last study said."
We know that studies can be deceiving, and evidence can be distorted depending on a number of factors. We also frequently seem to see conflicting studies come out, and certain topics are very indecisive in giving us solid answers.
Lets look at a few:
Coffee (good or bad?)
Wine (good or bad?)
Diet (carbs, no carbs, low fat, high fat, etc., etc.)
Causes of cancer (Is it safe to say almost everything?)
We have so many studies coming at us every day, that we either change our daily habits to reflect whatever the latest study happens to tell us, or we begin to become desensitized to warnings. I wish there was a website or organization that could group all of these studies together, and instead of each study trying to carve out a new sensational and marketable angle, they would build upon other studies to develop a more clear and complete picture of issues.
We do not lack information and knowledge, but we do lack organization. There are too many agendas in my opinion, and we need to stop sensationalizing information, especially when it relates to important issues such as health.
I would like to hear your views on this topic.