Posts Tagged ‘biostatistics’

Impaired Analyses and Overreaching Claims

June 19, 2023 — An appealing narrative is seductive. Recently, we tripped over a case study in this basic fact when a new study in Nature Metabolism stirred up considerable attention from health reporters with claims about “severely impaired” brain responses to nutrients in humans with obesity. But in retrospect, there’s an plausible argument that the analyses were impaired […]

Obesity Health Risks: Up, Down, or Sideways?

September 26, 2016 — Speculation has been bubbling for years now about trends in the health risks associated with obesity. Maybe, according to this speculation, the risk of death and other bad outcomes from obesity are going down as obesity and its complications are becoming more common. Maybe better medical care is reducing those health risks. In a very smart […]