Chocolate Milk is Delicious, Not Magic

By Zad | July 15, 2018

A look at the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis that have been interpreted as evidence for the benefits of chocolate milk consumption.

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Spotting Predatory Journals

By Zad | July 3, 2018

A look at predatory journals and their characteristics.

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Seductive Surrogates Can Be Deadly

By Zad | June 25, 2018

A post explaining what surrogate markers are, why we sometimes focus on them as primary outcomes, and why this isn’t always a good idea.

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Statistical Errors of Low-Carb Researchers

By Zad | June 23, 2018

There are plenty of folks in the nutrition and fitness sphere who often critically assess scientific studies. However, many of their assessments are flawed. Several are based on a poor understanding of statistics and methodology. Here, I give a few examples where prominent low-carbohydrate advocates make erroneous statements.

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Vitamin E, Mortality, and the Bayesian Gloss

By Zad | June 20, 2018

A look at a time when Bayesian data analysis went off the rails.

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