## Comment Re:Correlation does not imply causation (Score 2) 223

You can manipulate statistics to show a link between just about any pair of variables. Massage this. Try a dozen different formulas to calculate significance. And tada! You have the link you were digging for.

The article I read about this study this morning stated: "

*But after accounting for all lifestyle factors, the researchers found the link to dementia was statistically insignificant.*" Despite their best efforts, I'm sure. Yet the clickbait headline and lead still blare out "dementia!!"