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.



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