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Possible explanation for supplement and mortality correlation (Read 890 times)


Queen of 3rd Place

    Might be that people who take supplements feel they can eat/do whatever they want...

    http://vitals.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/11/21/8933556-popping-a-multivitamin-can-lead-to-debauchery

     

    Yes, it's a fairly small study.

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    MrH


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      just a simple cat

        "...more likely to consider engaging in casual sex, sunbathing and binge-drinking."   Surprised

         

         

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          Julia1971


          All in for Boston

            I guess I could see that being the reason but I'm not sure about the study methodology.  To show causality, wouldn't you need to do something like feed a bunch of cloistered nuns Flintstone vitamins for like a month, then plop them in Fort Lauderdale for a week and see how many of them become sex-crazed, sunbathing, binge-drinkers?  Seems like they didn't control for the possibility that the plecebo group was a more debauched group to begin with.  (Disclaimer: I'm a liberal arts major so I really have no idea what I'm talking about).

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            HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer

              ...see how many of them [nuns] become sex-crazed, sunbathing, binge-drinkers?  ...

               

              I think running is doing something wrong to your brain.

               

               

              Heh. (I took that out of context on purpose, to be funny.)

              It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.

                I guess I could see that being the reason but I'm not sure about the study methodology.  To show causality, wouldn't you need to do something like feed a bunch of cloistered nuns Flintstone vitamins for like a month, then plop them in Fort Lauderdale for a week and see how many of them become sex-crazed, sunbathing, binge-drinkers?  Seems like they didn't control for the possibility that the plecebo group was a more debauched group to begin with.  (Disclaimer: I'm a liberal arts major so I really have no idea what I'm talking about).

                 

                Random assignment to experimental condition makes that highly unlikely.  

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                Julia1971


                All in for Boston

                  I think running is doing something wrong to your brain.

                   

                   

                  Heh. (I took that out of context on purpose, to be funny.)

                   

                  It definitely is.  Must be all the electrolyte products I'm drinking.

                   

                  Seriously, I think I've stumbled upon a hit t.v. show.  I'd totally watch Real Nuns: Ft. Lauderdale.

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                  Julia1971


                  All in for Boston

                    Random assignment to experimental condition makes that highly unlikely.  

                     

                    Okay...  I still like my experiment better.  Smile

                    Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. - Anais Nin

                      Might be that people who take supplements feel they can eat/do whatever they want...

                      http://vitals.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/11/21/8933556-popping-a-multivitamin-can-lead-to-debauchery

                       

                      Yes, it's a fairly small study.

                       Wow, just like when I take alcohol.  Then I can eat an entire xl sausage pizza, a dozen hot wings, AND dance like Michael Jackson.

                       

                      Oh, mortality.  I thought it said morality. 

                       

                      Never mind.

                      zonykel


                        "...more likely to consider engaging in casual sex, sunbathing and binge-drinking."   Surprised

                         Maybe I should start taking multi-vitamins Big grin

                         

                        It reminds me of a study regarding driving habits. The more safety features a car has, the more likely it is for the driver to be less safe.


                        Queen of 3rd Place

                          Okay...  I still like my experiment better.  Smile

                           

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