“…there is so much more to the ways in which we might fool ourselves: whether it’s reading the latest headline, pouring over a publication of a clinical trial, or just understanding what “statistical significance” truly means (and, more importantly, doesn’t mean), the literature and media abound in cognitive tripwires.”

This January 15, 2018 article (8 minute read) by Peter Attia, MD, “Studying Studies: Part II – observational epidemiology”, is the follow up to his January 8, 2018 article, “Studying Studies: Part I – relative risk vs. absolute risk”, which we shared on January 15, 2018.