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Monday, May 23, 2016

Why "exercise lowers cancer risk" headlines mislead readers (including comments)



HealthNewsReview.org

 Bottom line: The headlines claiming that exercise “lowers cancer risk” aren’t accurate, because they suggest that exercise directly impacts cancer risk in a causal way. They impart a certainty to the findings that the underlying science simply doesn’t support. (Read more about this issue in our Toolkit explainer: Observational Studies – Does The Language Fit The Evidence? – Association Versus Causation.)

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