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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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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