My Wife puts salt on salt! it seems. Genetically her family has low blood pressure and they all salt like crazy. Not one autoimmune disease to be found. This study is spurious at best.
This is a stupid remark.
The study is "correlational" at best. It would take controlled experiments to prove causality, but also to refute causality, or to prove the finding was indeed spurious.
You cannot just declare it spurious. Are you that ignorant of science? Or just hostile to since in general?
I also do not understand why everybody is so all-or-none. Why do people think that one or a few dis-confirming cases refute the evidence of a large number of carefully collected confirming cases.
When someone finds an 80% association (correlation) of two things, they are at the same time finding that 20% of the time there is no connection. Get it? I am always amazed when folks presented with information that is true on average, or something that is associated a large percent of the time, immediately rejects it because they know of at least one case where the association does not exist.
As far as heavy salt eating families that never get IBD, well please remember that there is a mix of genetic susceptibility, epigenetic settings, environmental triggers, and the gut microbiome. Maybe those salt munchers had very low or no genetic susceptability, or had salt-robust microbiomes.
If discussions are always so black/white always/never then insight and understanding will never emerge.DB, it's because most people are quite stupid. I've learned to accept it and block the really, really stupid people like InSoFla (saw your other thread, lol!)
29 years old; diagnosed pancolitis March 2007
Started first course of pred 2-19-13 (40 mg), started taper to 30 mg 3-4-13. Asacol, 6 tabs, 2xday; Rowasa as needed for flares tapered to maintenance of 2xweekly; Canasa in a.m. as needed for flares; Ortho Tri-Cyclen; Singulair; Allegra; Deva multivitamin; B-12. Vegan diet.
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