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Jogging Might Be BAD For Us?! Another Scientist Contribution

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by kasher9, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. kasher9

    kasher9 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I'm not gonna say anymore:
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/jogging-could-actually-bad-you-3341609
    Where do newspapers find these clowns which are considered "scientists"? More to the point:



    Not to be an asshole but seriously? The mirror should be banned to present anything other than idiots/ benefit fraud. Don't give fat people (bar the ones that genuinely have health issues) another reason not to do something. Does anyone believe this?
     
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  2. twitter.followers

    twitter.followers Elite Member

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    They do exactly what their tagline says...

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  3. homenet

    homenet Power Member

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    Never trust any mainstream tabloid newspaper, the dailymail, the mirror, the sun, all bullshit fed to keep the masses entertained and in check. It's essentially a non story: "We've collected some useless statistics and come to the conclusion that if you excercise too much you will die earlier, oh but we've got no idea why".
     
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    Well jogging inside a city is very unhealthy, you inhalate all the pollution surrounding you at the maximum rate.
     
  5. deancow

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    British tabloids must be the single worst source for news facts in the world, make me ashamed my fellow countrymen read them in there millions :(
     
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  6. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Exactly which part of the research are you contesting?
     
  7. kasher9

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    A research into the human anatomy and how we are effected cannot be based on 3800 people.

    Was this proven? Most people lie in studies

    I currently run 2 hours a week, I'd still consider myself chubby and I barely eat, if I ran more I reckon I probably would be more healthy - again making me lead back to my main point - us british are already fat, don't need another excuse not to run.

    Maybe I'm wrong though, who knows, just thought it was an interesting read.
     
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  8. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    What research on human anatomy? From the article, all they seem to have done is a statistical correlation between jogging activity and life span. To counter this, you have 3 options:

    • Make another one and see what comes up
    • Object on the methodology
    • Object on the interpretation

    Statistical research is mostly made in such way that they don't interpret anything but simply "results possibly suggest that", so (c) is usually a dead end. (b) is not good for simple correlations despite that there 's always room to play if you 're so inclined. So you 're left with (a).
     
  9. kasher9

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    I get that, but the article doesn't just refer to a statistical correlation,
    The scientists aren't just simply suggesting a correlation , but a conclusion (or at least that's how Mirror portrayed it), which is very different. A correlation statement would be:
    "From the 3800 people we studied, xx% had an adverse effect in regards to excessive jogging"

    My bone to pick isn't with the research itself in any case, but the portrayal of the research, and whether people believe it.


     
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    Those newspaper editors post whatever they want. Without proven facts.
     
  11. erickishere

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    Thank goodness I stopped jogging a while ago.



    Not srs lol
     
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  12. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    And that 's probably what the paper said. The newspaper on the other hand has every motive to post a controversial crap interpretation.
     
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