PT Inquest Episode 76: Getting Salty About The Literature

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Is eating salt a good thing or a bad thing?! Why do we as physical therapists care? This study actually has to do more with the problem of opinion infiltrating the evidence in what appear to be unbiased studies. How common is this in physical therapy literature? How can we spot it? Is it more than financial bias? Is JW turning into Batman…again?!

The book that Erik starts firing quotes from is linked below:

Why do we think we know what we know? A metaknowledge analysis of the salt controversy.
Trinquart L, Johns DM, Galea S.
Int J Epidemiol. 2016 Feb 17. pii: dyv184. [Epub ahead of print]
Available for free at the time of release (click here or use PubMed link above).

Ioannidis’ commentary:
Commentary: Salt and the assault of opinion on evidence.
Ioannidis JP.
Int J Epidemiol. 2016 Feb 17. pii: dyw015. [Epub ahead of print]
Also available for free at the time of release (click here or use PubMed link above).

Do to copyright laws, unless the article is open source we cannot legally post the PDF on the website for the world to download at will. That said, if you are having difficulty obtaining an article, contact us.

Music for PT Inquest:
“The Science of Selling Yourself Short” by Less Than Jake
Used by Permission

Photo credit: “Salt_B130604” by Dubravko Sorić via Flickr.

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