My wife works for a research lab and she questions everything. I will often tell her that I read about a study that links this or that to heart disease or cancer, etc. She always responds with where did the data come from? Where was the study published? Has it been reproduced in another lab? Was it peer reviewed? Is it the true results of the study or someone's interpretation of the results? Etc. It has taught me to be very skeptical of "studies". Especially since every day one study or another is proven false. For example - I eat eggs almost every day and my Cholesterol is 142. It was proven that the guy who linked autism to vaccines was falsifying his data. 2 different doctors can have 2 different opinions about a medical problem. There are a hundred examples of this. It is almost scary was is published nowadays.
What are everyone's thoughts on reading about new "studies"? Do you have a final / trusted source of information? Do you take things at face value or are you skeptical like I am (now)? When I say trusted - what I really mean is - how likely are you to change your day-to-day behavior because of the study?
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