Reply to post: Re: A question

Good news, everyone! Two pints a day keep heart problems at bay

streaky Silver badge

Re: A question

One of my favourite scientific subjects is what's known as the French paradox.

Simplest explanation is the idea that they're actually really terrible at attributing death in their statistics.

If you look at single-outcome deaths you can make all sorts of claims about all sorts of things; problem is when you look at all causes. That lower heart risk might also associate with higher risk from liver disease or cancer or aortic dissection or gangrene. This is all a roundabout way of saying I like coffee.

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