What? Bacon and red meat cause cancer? Just hold that thought!
You may have seen the news coming out yesterday or today that eating bacon and red meat cause cancer. If that scared you, here is an article shared by a NZ anti-sugar advocate and written by that is worthy of your time in reading (it is short and she wrote it today specifically in reaction to the news).
My comment to this new cancer discovery is this: Many journal articles miss the importance of (or skilled use of) statistics! I can say that the sales of red cars increased by 10% but unless I say what I compare it with or what year or what model or what country or what on earth, does it have any meaning? Statistics must be looked at in the context of which it was calculated.
I used to reject academic journal articles as a reviewer all the time for mistakes like this but they still always got published because the other 2 reviewers (they usually ask 3 and 2 must agree) had no clue what statistics meant and how to analyze the results. Our society and in fact all societies on this planet are dragged left and right by information that is based on silly and totally incorrect science.
I refuse to be a puppet for clueless scientists even if the WHO (World Health Organization) follows the badly computed analysis! It just makes the WHO as clueless as the rest!
So bacon and red meat? You bet!
Loving every moment of my life and while smoking will kill me, bacon? Not a chance!
Your comments are welcome, as always.