2,335 Pages of SI Say Moderate Drinking In America Is Safe

In this post, I’ll attempt to calculate the correlation between consuming two alcoholic drinks per day and total mortality based on the recent paper that claimed any level of drinking is unsafe. Their main result was a dose response curve where the “response” was diagnosis with any one of 28 conditions that have been found … Continue reading 2,335 Pages of SI Say Moderate Drinking In America Is Safe

Optimal BMI

A May 2016 paper in in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that the BMI correlated with lowest levels of all-cause mortality is approximately 27, a level traditionally defined as overweight. The simple inference that being overweight protects people from death is a prime example of confounding variables. Just two months later, a … Continue reading Optimal BMI

Field Research: BART Probably Won’t Destroy Your Hearing

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health wrote a paper evaluating the accuracy of iOS app decibel meters. They found that the best ones match professional decibel meters within about 2 decibels. After doing all that evaluating, NIOSH made their own app that's also within 2 decibels of professional decibel meters and will tell … Continue reading Field Research: BART Probably Won’t Destroy Your Hearing