Specific guide to this web site for:
2. Medical Students
3. Science media writers
4. High School & College
1. Harvard led MI study
(J. of Amer. Coll.
4. Amer. J. of Cardio.
review of literature
6. Oat bran study
7. Pregnancy & Alcohol
8. Are Geminis
9. Columbia 'Miracle' Study
Limitations of Meta-Analyses
Large Randomized Clinical
Tale of Two Large
JF, Rouse,IL, Curley CB, Sacks FM. Comparison of the effects of
oat bran and low-fiber wheat on serum lipoprotein levels and blood pressure. N
Engl J Med 1990; 322:147-52.
In this study 20 volunteers, many of them young healthy dieticians with low
cholesterol values at baseline were evaluated to determine the effect of
ingesting oat bran compared to wheat bran. The study was flawed in studying a
very small group of individuals with preexisting low cholesterol values and
generalizing the results to the population at large.