Tag: reductionism

When 2+2 Does NOT Equal 4: Dangers in Reducing Nutrition to the Sum of Its Parts

When 2+2 Does NOT Equal 4: Dangers in Reducing Nutrition to the Sum of Its Parts

A researcher is looking at preliminary data from the CARET study when he does a double-take.  He thinks: that can’t be right- people who supplemented with vitamin A have higher frequency of lung cancer and death than people not supplementing with vitamin A. But the…