Ridiculous Study of the Week

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Somehow this is news:

Women who embraced a healthy diet after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes had significantly lower rates of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality than did those with a bad diet, in a large observational study with up to 26 years of follow-up.

So, to summarize, a healthy diet is good for you.  And a bad diet is, well, bad for you.   Did we not know this?  And someone got funding for this?

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] 

  3 comments for “Ridiculous Study of the Week

  1. Ricky
    February 26, 2014 at 10:20 am

    Isn’t there a pill or shot that will do the same thing for me?

  2. Randy
    February 24, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    I guess I’ll take the contrary opinion. I don’t have a huge problem with this study. It’s good to see something confirmed that we all intuitively felt was good advice. We give all kinds of advice about things that later turns out to be wrong, so even though this study seems superfluous it’s nice to know what I am telling diabetics is true.

  3. Daniel H
    February 24, 2014 at 7:31 am

    In other news, it got cold this winter, and meteorologists project hot days this summer!

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