Sensationalism in Medicine

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I find a new study coming out practically every day. Many times, the studies actually contradict themselves. Take the following two examples. (1) Studies show that postmenopausal women who take calcium reduce their risk of osteoporosis (see this Study). Great. But it elevates your risk of cardiovascular disease (another Study). Ouch. But wait, no, it doesn’t (yet another Study). […]

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