People With Ripped Jeans Are More Likely To Die From Cancer
I’m just going to assume that you don’t believe the outcome of this headline since it’s a little ridiculous putting something someone can purchase as a correlation to a disease. Having said that, this month the American Cancer Society came out with a study that suggest that college grads are less likely to die of cancer than someone who didn’t go to college.
I couldn’t believe this as I was driving to work hearing this on the radio. What made me cringe was the fact that I donate money to cancer research all the time in hopes that it’s not wasted on useless studies like this. I mean is that where donation dollars for research is going?
I use ripped jeans as a way to illustrate my point. It’s like taking a group of people with ripped jeans and another group of people without ripped jeans and saying since people who have owned ripped jeans have had more cancer than it must mean that having owned ripped jeans is more likely to give you cancer.
By having ripped jeans we assume that you don’t make much money, which means you can’t buy good food which means, you can’ afford health insurance and probably smoke.
What does this tell us about ripped jeans and cancer? Nothing, it’s meaningless.
Some people just buy ripped jeans and some people don’t.
What about family history, toxins, nutritional and lifestyle habits, body fat percentage.
Correlation studies like this have way too many factors involved to assume that education would be a possible correlation to cancer risk. I don’t know about you, but seems like waste of dollars to me.