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Another spurious correlation, not likely replicated.
Such BS. Writing articles like this is simply called job security, and lying.
Common sense, and also pretty much a given for some time now. The question of causality should be brought up, however, to play devil’s advocate in this matter. More clearly, a series of double blind, long term experiments would need to be conducted. Moreover, all other factors [age, income, location, gender, education, etc.] would need to be identified and eliminated as potential influencers.
To put a finer point on it, could it not be argued that neglecting one’s oral hygiene could be a potential indicator of long-term dementia?
As has been stated in other comments. The content of these studies indicate that the are correlation in nature. While correlations studies provide information about an association between variables, they do not prove causality. The result of both variables could be the result of another unidentified variable such as general self-neglect or poor dietary habits. In addition each variable could a different causal variable . For example, watching TV incessantly and snacking in sugar laden foods and drinks.
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