Tool Street: Meta-analysis Never Sleeps

Following on from my post ‘Tool Street‘ where I was NOT mean about a stupid man spreading influential nonsense (thanks for your comment mum 🙂 ) I thought some people might find interesting this publication in the Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine. This meta-analysis from Li et al. has just been published online and concludes that:

‘oral sex is a marker rather than an independent risk factor of oral cancer because no significant association was detected between oral sex and oral cancer’.

So obviously more data and analyses needed to further reduce uncertainty. And obviously use condoms. But oral sex does not an oral cancer make.

225-CA199805

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s