CAFFEINE LINKED TO LOWER SKIN CANCER RISK – ABC NEWS
Addendum on July 4:
None of these stories mentioned anything about:
And the Fox and CNN stories didn’t have any independent perspective – only the researcher/author touting the study’s importance.
But the sun shines on HealthDay today because it included this simple and effective reminder:
“While the study uncovered an association between greater caffeine consumption and reduced risk of basal cell cancer, it did not prove a cause-and-effect relationship.”
As always, we remind journalists and news consumers of our primer: Does The Language Fit The Evidence? – Association Versus Causation
Here are just some of our past blog posts about news coverage of supposed health benefits of coffee: