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Workout of the day

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Complete as many rounds as possible in 15 minutes of:

5 strict muscle-ups
10 single-leg squats, alternating

Post rounds completed to comments.

Lumbar Vertebrae

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Instead of being an aid to science, statistics are used to impress the reader to cover up the fact that the scientific findings are trivial and without practical importance.

Dr. Uffe Ravnskov

When overwhelmed by nutrition headlines that offer contradictory advice and dire warnings, Prof. Richard Feinman recommends going directly to the scientific literature. “Those of us trained in the physical sciences are astounded at the confusion and poor scientific logic that are rampant,” he writes. Using common sense and intuition, he suggests, can go a long way when determining whether the findings conveyed in a headline or paper are true or bogus. Here, he offers a guide for understanding the data in scientific literature. He then provides an example in which he uses the guide to evaluate the famous study by Rashmi Sinha, et al., which claimed higher consumption of red meat is associated with higher cancer risk.

Read MoreReading the Nutritional Literature: A Skeptic’s Guide

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