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« on: November 08, 2012, 03:57:10 AM »

http://www.thestar.com/living/article/1283779--low-levels-of-vitamin-d-linked-to-longer-lifespans-in-surprising-study

Interesting and balanced article about the study... a lot of the recent "studies" into the healthfulness of vitamin [hormone] D have actually been meta-analyses where there were no double blind controls in place
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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2012, 07:15:34 AM »

The article title is an inaccurate reflection of the data collected in the "study."

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They’re studying the offspring of people who have lived a long time, not the people themselves,” says John White, a vitamin D researcher at McGill University’s physiology department.


Also - and I've mentioned this before - epidemiological studies are flawed in that there are often too many unanswered questions and/or neglected facts to draw fair and accurate conclusions.

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Other researchers however, including Reinhold Vieth, a professor at the University of Toronto’s Nutritional Sciences department who has researched vitamin D since 1974, and Robert Heaney of Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, dispute the connection, noting this group may simply have a genetic predisposition toward better health.

No shit! Most people who live beyond the average lifespan ARE naturally healthier than average people.
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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2012, 05:51:35 PM »

The article title is an inaccurate reflection of the data collected in the "study."


Also - and I've mentioned this before - epidemiological studies are flawed in that there are often too many unanswered questions and/or neglected facts to draw fair and accurate conclusions.

No shit! Most people who live beyond the average lifespan ARE naturally healthier than average people.



yep... very few people are doing real science anymore... takes too long and you can't predict the results
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