Comments on “Brush and floss every day to keep Alzheimer’s disease away, doctors say”

  1. DF43566 says:
    09/09/2022 at 10:16 AM

    Another spurious correlation, not likely replicated.

  2. John Barnett says:
    09/09/2022 at 10:37 AM

    Such BS. Writing articles like this is simply called job security, and lying.

  3. Joe Bob says:
    09/09/2022 at 11:06 AM

    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?

  4. Mj says:
    09/09/2022 at 11:43 PM

    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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