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Richard D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 10:47 AM
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Sometimes you gotta really love medical studies
Posted in Reuter's health section, one on top of the other:


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Low Cholesterol May Help Prevent Cancer
HealthDay Tue Nov 3, 11:49 pm ET

TUESDAY, Nov. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Low blood cholesterol levels reduce the risk not only of heart disease but also of cancer, two new studies show. Full Story

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Low cholesterol may be sign of undiagnosed cancer
Reuters Tue Nov 3, 3:44 pm ET

CHICAGO (Reuters Life!) - Low total cholesterol may be a sign of cancer rather than a cause, as some researchers have suggested, and men who have low cholesterol actually have a lower risk of developing high-risk prostate cancer, two teams reported on Tuesday. Full Story
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 11:01 AM
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1. Everything causes and cures cancer, I'm certain of that.
:crazy:
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Celebration Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 11:14 AM
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2. especially with mice n/t
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 12:18 PM
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3. But don't mice cause cancer?
;-)
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SemiCharmedQuark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 01:35 PM
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5. I don't think it is so much the studies as the reporting that does it.
Every finding is pumped up as fact when the actual papers are very limited in scope.
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silverweb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 12:01 PM
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4. Stock for statin-producing companies just spiked nicely.
In a few months, someone will publish an "on the other hand, maybe not so much" article somewhere obscure, but no one will notice and big pharma will still be raking in the dough.

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