Did the famous researcher Ancel Keys use misleading statistics to start the low-fat craze, with his “Seven Countries Study”? Yes, says many people today. No, says a new white paper commissioned by the vegan-leaning organization True Health Initiative.
Are you interested in the details? Dr. Zoe Harcombe offers a detailed analysis:
Personally, I think it’s clear that Keys’ and his collaborators’ bias contributed to the way they cherry-picked their countries, which helped them get the results they predicted.
However, this is mostly interesting from a historical perspective, as these kinds of statistical correlations can normally never prove cause and effect anyway.