26 Feb '16, 10pm

Can running too much kill you? Not if you can read the study correctly:

Can running too much kill you? Not if you can read the study correctly:

In grad school for my Master of Public Health, we had to take several courses learning how to properly interpret scientific studies – and how to tell the good studies from the not-so-good ones. (Bear with me. I promise this has to do with running.) One of the most important lessons we learned was that correlation does not equal causation. Let’s say we have a group of people who ate one apple every day, and we compared them to a control group who didn’t eat any apples. Say we were measuring doctor visits, and we found that the non-apple eaters had significantly more doctor visits than the apple eaters. Could we conclude that an apple a day keeps the doctor away? No. We could only say eating apples is linked with fewer doctor visits according to one study. Just because the apple eaters didn’t go to the doctor as much doesn’t mean it was the apple that lead to fewer appointme...

Full article: http://blog.walkjogrun.net/2014/04/16/study-can-running-t...

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