How excellent, I’ve had my lifetime requirement

Men who eat two portions of yoghurt are less likely to develop bowel cancer, major study finds

And yet here’s the weird bit:

While men who ate yoghurt had a far lower risk of developing the growths, called adenoma, no association was seen in women.

Leading to one of two conclusions. Men and women are indeed equal yet not the same, with all sorts of societal implications. Or the study’s got some error in it.

24 comments on “How excellent, I’ve had my lifetime requirement

  1. That’s interesting to know, my youngest brother died of bowel cancer 6 weeks before his 40th birthday and I’ve been having 5 yearly colonoscopies since because it might be genetic with him being so young.

    It just so happens that I have Lidl Greek style yogurt, definitely not low fat, with granola and muesli most mornings. So the sacrifice made got big worth it.

  2. There’s also something that BiG and/or dearieme might know something about.

    On one of the podcasts i was listening to a researcher suggested that women might be reacting differently to certain drugs and there’s also a lot of concern that the idea of a single dose of drugs may be harmful to women because they’re based on the average man.

    Obviously this type of research is going to be controversial because we’re all the same, but has anyone else come across these ideas?

    (It may have been on Joe Rogan as he gets some interesting people on his show)

  3. It’s a data dredge. It’s completely worthless junk. If the Telegraph had a science correspondent they wouldn’t publish crap like this.

  4. But, but … what about men who identify as women? (And those that have had a special NiV-certified brain scan to prove that they really are women?)

  5. BiND: the idea that medicine is evidence based is touching, especially when it comes to pharmacology, NICE and reproducible results. Women and children are rarely used in drug trials. Yes, there are the odd remarkable improvement but it going mainstream usually requires death or retirement of the gate keepers. This is especially true of monoliths like the NHS where the wellbeing of the patient ranks lower than that of the administrators.

  6. Rob

    Or the men who ate yoghurt also eat/do something which men who do not generally don’t.

    Sit down to piss.

  7. “Women and children are rarely used in drug trials.”

    Um, this is complete nonsense…

  8. If Lactobacillus Bulgaricus is beneficial to the gut, what about those people who, like me, are lactose intolerant? Does it have to blend in with the Streptococcus to be beneficial? I only drink goats milk, or have Greek yoghurt which, being made with goats milk, does not have lactose in it (I have been told that some Greek style yoghurts are just ordinary yoghurt with a thickener in it, though this has not been confirmed one way or the other, but am not willing to take the risk as the effects on my gut from lactose are far from pleasant). Anyone know?

  9. Medical statistician: I repeat women and children don’t get a look in until late in the process and then more often to report a side effect. The use of SSRIs in children is a scandal.

  10. Yes, the old correlation and causation thing.

    Lefties love this when it suits them. The Japanese have a more financially equal society than the UK and live longer so this MUST be connected and if only the UK jacked up tax rates and redistributed wealth, we would all live longer.

    However, Japan is also more xenophobic and misogynist than the UK. The Japanese also eat more fish than we do. Maybe that’s why they live longer?

  11. You forgot the third possible option Tim: the report writers were sexist and racist pigs and **SHUT UP** 🙂

  12. Men and women are indeed equal yet not the same

    Wrong, misogynist. Wimmin (including those with penises) are better and stronger and more capable than men, yet at the same time in urgent need of affirmative action in every walk of life to counteract the malice of da patriarchy.

  13. There was a lady on the radio this morning saying that because getting a job in journalism was hard she went on the game. Because govvmmmtt!

  14. @BinND “a researcher suggested that women might be reacting differently to certain drugs”.

    I thought that this was well known. A colleague who is an eminent medical statistician (and a woman) keeps pointing this out to the opponents of the heteronormative patricarchy on campus when they assert that gender is a choice.
    It does not go down well.

  15. ‘Or the study’s got some error in it.’

    Men would lie about eating yogurt.

    ‘Men who claim to have eaten two portions of yoghurt are less likely to develop bowel cancer, major study finds’

    FIFY

    Ever notice how when the legacy press reports a study, it becomes a “major” study?

    I assume they teach that in journalism school.

    Journalism 301: Punching up everything!

    “getting a job in journalism was hard”

    Wut?

    Used to be government was the employer of last resort. Now it’s the legacy press.

  16. Isn’t the “gender is a social construct” thing the reason male and female alcohol guidelines were equalised? ‘Cos obviously, the biology of the consumer has no effect on the alcohol interactions.

  17. “On one of the podcasts i was listening to a researcher suggested that women might be reacting differently to certain drugs”: I would be astonished if they didn’t.

    “and there’s also a lot of concern that the idea of a single dose of drugs may be harmful to women because they’re based on the average man”: probably harmful to little men and insufficient for big, too. It may be that the reason my recent operation made me a wee bit sore was that I simply hadn’t been given enough anaesthetic. Yet the bastards knew my weight and could see me lying on the sodding table!

    When I was recovering afterwards neither the surgeon nor the gasman dropped by to say hello. Mind you, before the operation the cardiologist had either not read my notes or had read someone else’s in error because he got most of his facts wrong. Envy of the World!

  18. “On one of the podcasts i was listening to a researcher suggested that women might be reacting differently to certain drugs”

    Certainly it is a factor in medical tests in terms of the testing and the interpretation of results

  19. My first wife (The Good One) reacted way different to alcohol than the second one.

    Throw in girl friends, and I say every woman I have known acted differently to alcohol.

    Quelle surprise.

  20. People are less likely to develop bowel cancer if they eat a high fibre diet. Also makes pooing easier as not forcing out rocks, relax and it falls out.

    @Bloke in North Dorset June 19, 2019 at 9:10 am

    +1

    Drug dose always struck me as odd. Vets base it on Dog’s weight; GPs base it on Patient under/over 12 years old

    .
    @Anon June 19, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    “There was a lady” – Lady?

  21. “There was a lady on the radio this morning saying that because getting a job in journalism was hard she went on the game. Because govvmmmtt!”

    She’s on the game because she values her time and doesn’t mind blowing dudes that much.

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