Does smaller fingertip size explain why women have a finer sense of touch than men?
Are men diagnosed with prostate cancer more likely than other men to die of a heart attack during the following year?
Can probiotics help prevent the onset of Crohn’s disease?
Maybe, according to recent studies.
But Jeremy Singer-Vine’s Research Report column in the Wall Street Journal today raises questions about these studies and others. Questions about:
will animal research translate to humans?
confounding factors that an observational trial may not have accounted for
small study size
And in her WSJ column today, Melinda Beck analyzed some of the evidence about the benefits and harms of coffee drinking – in diabetes, cancer, heart disease, hypertension, cholesterol, Alzheimer’s Disease, osteoporosis, pregnancy, sleep and mood effects.