Once again, the echo chamber nature of press releases serves to promote misleading science and health clickbait. This time it is with headlines like “Tobacco, but not pot, boosts early stroke risk.”
First, it is an imprecise conclusion based on the newly published study. Second, the research it refers to downplays the significant flaws and limitations of its own work.
Let’s break down the findings for you to draw accurate (and your own) conclusions. The goal of the work was to determine whether there is an “association between cannabis use and early-onset stroke, when accounting for the use of tobacco and alcohol.”
Who was studied and how was the data acquired? (1)
- Population-based cohort study comprised of 49,321 Swedish men (...