Category: Causative Agents

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Observational studies: Does the language fit the evidence? Association vs. causation

by Mark Zweig, MD, and Emily DeVoto, PhD, two people who have thought a lot about how reporters cover medical research back to “Tips for Understanding Studies”[1] A health writer’s first attempt at expressing results from a new observational study read, “Frequent fish consumption was associated with a 50% reduction in the relative risk of dying from a heart attack.”...

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