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Comment: Re:evils of sugar (Score 2) 157

by Popocatepetl (#44536457) Attached to: Study Ties High Blood Sugar To Dementia

Don't worry about the dementia thing too much. While it's a very strong correlation, it only increases the risk of developing dementia to 120% of normal for nondiabetics and 140% of normal for diabetics, which is still only about 1-2% of the people in their study.

About a quarter of the participants (524 of 2067) developed dementia over the course of the study. I'm not sure where you got the 1-2% figure. Perhaps you are referring to the p-values, but p indicates how likely it would be to observe the data if the null hypothesis were true.

Once it hits the fan, the only rational choice is to sweep it up, package it, and sell it as fertilizer.

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