Walking fast seems to be better for you than walking slow. Except, uh, that’s not at all what these results actually imply.

The good doctor says this, “Our results do suggest that there is a significant health benefit to pursuing a faster pace,” Dr. Williams said.”

Doc, I wouldn’t call a statistical analysis of data that already exists “results”.

More importantly, your results DO NOT suggest such a health benefit. Correlation, causation, blah blah blah.

If you’re a doctor and you think this way and say this kind of crap you shouldn’t be a doctor. And if you’re a science reporter and you write this kind of crap (uncritically) you shouldn’t be a science reporter.

-JD Cross

 

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