Indiana University School of Medicine’s Aaron Carroll in a recent article published on the New York Times calls into question the risks of observational studies as he examines the “Diet Soda Myth.”
Carroll references the seminal editorial by John Ioannidis on “The Challenge of Reforming Nutritional Epidemiological Research,” and explores the research behind and the interpretation of association, relative risk and absolute risk.
“It would probably be a public service if we stopped repeating a lot of this research — and stopped reporting on it breathlessly. If that’s impossible, the best people can do is stop paying so much attention,” Carroll writes.
To read Carroll’s full article, click here.