GAT_00: I feel like I should pass this around to my friends who live on sweet tea.
jingks: It from holding their pinkies up in the air for long periods of time.
cuzsis: Way to adjust for type of tea, quality of tea and method of preparation there./fear mongering article is full of fail.
TRIGONALMAYHEM: CORRELATION DOES NOT IMPLY CAUSATION.
Sylvia_Bandersnatch: cuzsis: Way to adjust for type of tea, quality of tea and method of preparation there./fear mongering article is full of fail.Yeah, that's a really good point. TFA indicates they tried to screen for as many variables as they could think of, but says nothing about variations in tea itself, or the preparation thereof. For all we know, it will later turn out that the tiny staples in the bags are responsible. Or maybe caffeine is responsible, and coffee contains some factor that counteracts this particular effect. Or maybe there's a genetic factor that provides both a preference for tea and greater susceptibility to RA. Or, those who abhor coffee lack a protective factor. Or maybe it's got to do with how tea behaves when heated, so people who drink refrigerator tea aren't at risk. Many, many things to consider.Tea is the most popular drink in the world after water. Yet I don't recall hearing that the world's been swept by a global epidemic of RA since thousands of years ago, or even recently. I'm confident the results of the study are sound, but I feel there must be more to this.
BadAnalogyGuy: TRIGONALMAYHEM: CORRELATION DOES NOT IMPLY CAUSATION.You cannot have causation without strong correlation.
TRIGONALMAYHEM: BadAnalogyGuy: TRIGONALMAYHEM: CORRELATION DOES NOT IMPLY CAUSATION.You cannot have causation without strong correlation.(A -> B) <--> (~B -> ~A)but!(A -> B) <-/-> (B -> A)ok?
TRIGONALMAYHEM: (A -> B) (~B -> ~A)but!(A -> B) (B -> A)ok?
TRIGONALMAYHEM: oh hell, it ate my arrows as HTML.
rynthetyn: But they told us green tea was good for us because of the antioxidants.Make up your minds, people.
Seth'n'Spectrum: So the British Empire was built on rheumatoid arthritis?/semi-obscure
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