Breastfeeding will………..

Two studies have been in the news recently touting the benefits of breastfeeding. The first linked breastfeeding to improved intelligence for the child. The second study claimed that the breastfeeding may reduce the risk for Alzheimer’s. The full paper on the link between IQ and breast feeding is not available online. However the abstract can […]

Diabetes causes people to skip breakfast

If we saw that headline we might just laugh. But a few weeks ago the media was abuzz with the opposite conclusion. A Minnesota station said ‘U’ Study: Breakfast Could Decrease Diabetes Risk saying the study “links the meal to a decrease in risk for type 2 diabetes” based on a study at the University […]

Coffee, Mortality, and Data Quality

This past week there were several news articles discussing the link between coffee drinking and mortality based on a New England Journal of Medicine paper titled: “Association of Coffee Drinking with Total and Cause-Specific Mortality.” Science Daily for example said “Coffee Drinkers Have Lower Risk of Death, Study Suggests.” I was able to obtain a […]

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