The Biggest Research Study Scam

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Watch this enlightening interview with Dr. Eric Westman as we investigate some of the studies making headlines.

0:00 Welcome, Dr. Eric Westman!
1:08 Relative risk vs. absolute risk
4:00 Misleading information from observational studies
14:58 The Stanford twin experiment
17:54 Harvard research
24:45 Dr. Eric Westman’s clinic
31:20 Diet trends (carnivore, meat, and fruit)
34:45 Where does research funding come from?
38:53 Dr. Westman’s courses

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Eric Westman. Dr. Westman is an M.D. and a Master’s-level statistician. He explains how researchers often manipulate data reports by misleadingly presenting information. He also explains the difference between absolute risk and relative risk and how it can be used for this purpose.

Observational studies can also misleadingly present information because they cannot prove causation. Many recent studies in the news demonizing red meat and fasting were observational self-reported studies. These studies involve a person recalling what they ate days, weeks, and even months ago!

What’s the purpose of observational studies if they can’t prove causation? Observational studies are known as “hypothesis-generating studies,” so they generate a hypothesis for a formal experiment.

One of the most recent misleading studies, the Stanford twin experiment, gained popularity on Netflix. The study had several flaws and was funded by a plant-based organization to promote a plant-based diet.

The School of Public Health at Harvard University is researching nutritional epidemiology using observational studies involving diet recall. These studies result in misleading associations between things like red meat and heart disease and red meat and cancer. According to Dr. Westman, nutritional epidemiology only presents weak associations and should not be regarded as fact.

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Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 59, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book “The Healthy Keto Plan” and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this increases your awareness about misleading studies being presented by the media. I’ll see you in the next video.

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