Ridiculous Study of the Week

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Okay, these studies are getting all too common. Ready for this one? Americans’ vitamin D levels vary throughout the year, peaking in August and bottoming out in February, a new study shows.  Really?  That’s funny because I thought sun increases Vitamin D productivity (it is produced by the skin when exposed to sunlight)?  Wouldn’t any moron see the correlation between higher Vitamin D levels and summer?   The saddest part is these studies actually get funded.

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  2 comments for “Ridiculous Study of the Week

  1. Marco
    July 3, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Good way to get NIH to support a trip to the Andes to prove that once you go over 12,000 your walking pace slows down a bit.

  2. David Lubin
    July 3, 2013 at 10:31 am

    The next study is that milk is the precipitating factor leading to the development of serial killers–that’s serial, not cereal. Just think about it. Nearly 100% of serial killers drank milk in childhood.

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