Does Protein Increase The Risk Of Heart Failure?

By Zad | June 19, 2018

A recent study published in Circulation showed a relationship between increased protein consumption and the rate of heart failure. In this blog post, I take a quick look at that study and offer my thoughts.

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Does Study Funding Matter?

By Zad | June 2, 2018

Several people will argue that a study is biased if the industry funds it. Others will say that funding is irrelevant and that we should look to the methods. While both of these arguments hold some merit, I believe they are also flawed, and in this post, I explain why.

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How To Prove Fairy Tales With An fMRI

By Zad | May 28, 2018

fMRIs are powerful devices that can give neuroscientists a lot of insight into how the brain works and how the brain is involved in human behavior. However, the fMRI can easily lead researchers astray when used improperly. In this blog post, I examine a study an exploratory fMRI study that tried to demonstrate an ancient Chinese theory of depression.

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Problems with the Number Needed to Treat

By Zad | May 27, 2018

The number needed to treat is a popular statistic used in medicine, but it has several problems associated with the way it is used and in this blog post, I discuss some of those problems and possible solutions.

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How Useful is Nutritional Epidemiology?

By Zad | May 13, 2018

The studies that gain the most attention from the media are usually nutritional epidemiological studies and these studies make everyone reconsider their beliefs about nutrition. However, there is a good reason to be skeptical of these types of studies and in this blog post, I explain why.

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