DailyDirt: Correlations Over Breakfast

from the urls-we-dig-up dept

We've pointed out dietary studies before that suggest calories from different foods aren't the same and that when you eat could be as important as what you eat. But how about focusing just on one meal: breakfast. Should you eat a big breakfast? Is it bad to skip breakfast? Here are just some partial answers. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 9th, 2013 @ 6:21pm

    Who sponsors the big breakfast studies?

    Cereal companies? Denny's? IHOP?

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    Pixelation, Aug 9th, 2013 @ 7:30pm

    "Scientists studied 93 obese women"

    Okay, so these results have little to do with the rest of us I assume.

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    Sinan Unur (profile), Aug 9th, 2013 @ 7:34pm

    Obligatory reference to NumberWatch

    Relative risk is very misleading with observational data (rather than controlled, randomized trials). All the cautions are listed succinctly at numberwatch.co.uk/RR.htm. Most importantly, IMHO,

    X and Y, while inherently unrelated, might be correlated through a third factor, or indeed many others

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    Beta (profile), Aug 9th, 2013 @ 8:28pm

    Extra! Extra!

    "Male health professionals who said they regularly skipped breakfast were 27% more likely to die during 16 years of follow-up... And those who said they ate late at night were 55% more likely to die...

    ...Both relationships, however, fell shy of statistical significance after further adjustment..."

    In other words, nothing. This is medical journalism?

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  5. identicon
    stonedome, Aug 17th, 2013 @ 8:26am

    Re: Who sponsors the big breakfast studies?

    "The big breakfast group also experienced significant reductions in blood levels of insulin, glucose and triglyceride fats" dr atkins pioneered this in the 80's and was lambasted by the medical community. now, the proof is out. i eat a big breakfast everyday and my cholesterol is the lowest it's ever been...cut out the huge cereal, pasta, potato and bread components and you'll see a big decrease in all of those numbers. and you won't be hungry every twenty minutes.

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