Google MD: Raising your risk of being misled

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Almost anything and everything can raise your risk of developing cancer, and I can prove this by submitting it to the ultimate standard of proof: the Google search. Studies show that Google searches are fast, cached, and real.

According to just such a search this morning, the following things increase your risk of developing cancer:

Using Facebook

Lowering LDL ("bad") cholesterol
(This story was apparently so absurd that even Natural News, paranoid purveyors of all things nutritionally conspiratorial, 'took it down')

Eating vegetables with fish

Exposure to streetlights

Being Hispanic and moving to the US

NEXT TIME

Next time I'll try to remember to talk about RISK REPORTING and DATA MINING, statistical tricks that get these 'studies' into the media in the first place.

By Ross Bonander

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