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Old 05-01-2017, 06:13 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by happily_married View Post
You'd need a test group and a control group ideally as demographically similar as you could possibly get them. For example, within 5 years of age of each other, no genetic pre-disposition to diseases of any kind, similar ethnicity, income level, and lifestyles. I think it is a fascinating idea, but the actual value in these studies I believe is extremely limited because any given variable holds its value only when the other variables are held constant. Of course we know, reality simply doesn't work that way.
The long and short of it is; "don't trust statistics. They rarely prove anything by themselves."
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