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“A Lesson in Cause and Effect”

Here is a good blog post from Dr. Pattie Thomas in Psychology Today.  A Lesson in Cause and Effect is a good primer for critically assessing obesity research.

The three main arguments in regards to the obesity research is much more complex than “correlation does not mean causation.” The ecological fallacy, misinterpretation of data and biased research funding call into question these correlations by suggesting that incorrect conclusions are drawn from the data, factors are often missing from the equation and data and/or its interpretation is often tainted by corrupting influences. These do not “ignore” the correlation. These assertions provide critique of the correlations.

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