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  •  Doesn't that happen with more than a few studies? (4+ / 0-)

    Someone needs a specific outcome so they are designed to produce what's wanted.

    "May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house." - George Carlin

    by Most Awesome Nana on Sun Jun 30, 2013 at 11:07:01 AM PDT

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    •  there was an NIH study that was reported on for (4+ / 0-)

      one day, but I got lucky enough to see it on the little headline crawl on the bottom. I believe these things are reported on lightly, so that no one could be accused of covering them up...see, we told you that once, even if it was in tiny print on the bottom of page A-23 back in 1992...

      but anyway, what our own National Institutue of Health, using our own tax dollars, discovered but did not trumpet from the roof tops, is that one or two cups of strong black regular tea, with or without cream & sugar, can cut a person's risk of heart attack by 30 to 50 percent.

      Part of the reason I didn't pursue a medical career is that I never saw a doctor prescribe "go home and drink 2 cups of tea a day, walk two miles a day, and call me in the morning six months from now- guaranteed you'll be healthier and feel better." No, it's "go home and take these pills, even though they have side-effects that could kill your liver, so remember to come back once a month for blood testing, and call us back if you don't feel good or if you have pain..."

      We are all pupils in the eyes of God.

      by nuclear winter solstice on Sun Jun 30, 2013 at 11:25:30 AM PDT

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      •  It's all the side effects that keep me away from (3+ / 0-)

        the doctor, too.

        I take only the minimum I must (for my totally non-working thyroid), and only then because there isn't anything organic or natural to replace it.

        Thank you for taking apart that study. Enlightening.

        "May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house." - George Carlin

        by Most Awesome Nana on Sun Jun 30, 2013 at 02:15:53 PM PDT

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