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[–] Caboose_Calloway 7 points 94 points (+101|-7) ago 

IQ score between exposed and reference populations was –0.45 (95% confidence interval: –0.56, –0.35)

0.45 IQ points is way down in the noise. C'mon /v/science you disappoint me.

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[–] DancesWithHogs 6 points 35 points (+41|-6) ago 

I'd like to see if the folks who published this article "Anna L. Choi, Guifan Sun, [...], and Philippe Grandjean" happen to be tinfoil-hat polishers. Also wondering what the peer review for it looks like. I'm on mobile at the moment so I can't do the research right now. I'd bet it would be enlightening.

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[–] hq3473 1 points 26 points (+27|-1) ago 

There is nothing wrong with publishing results like this.

They did meta analysis and found -0.45 relationship.

They published it.

You can draw your own conclusions.

I see nothing wrong here.

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[–] l-emmerdeur 1 points 17 points (+18|-1) ago 

lol you got downvoated for implying that some manner of review or accountability for what is being stated should occur.

/v/science and /v/conspiracy - bfffs

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[–] beren 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Not taking sides, nor do I agree or disagree with the study, but we shouldn't resort to or suffer ad hominem arguments. Nor should we criticize what we don't understand, such as Caboose_Calloway did ( Sorry Caboose, not trying to pick on you ). Everyone upvoating that comment needs to realize that the conclusion of the study (again, not agreeing or disagreeing with it, but just want to be PRECISE in this conversation) is NOT that ingesting water with fluoride will reduce a child's IQ by .45 of a point. -0.45 mean difference is significant.

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[–] smurfmaxima 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago  (edited ago)

It astounds me that in this day and age there are still people idiotic enough to believe the whole "fluride is an evil" businesses. It's like the previous generation's equivalent of the anti-vacination movement still lingering on in a vestigial state.

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[–] beren 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Dude, you cut off the beginning of the sentence and completely changed the meaning.

The standardized weighted mean difference in IQ score between exposed and reference populations was –0.45 (95% confidence interval: –0.56, –0.35) using a random-effects model.

A mean difference of -0.45 is NOT 45% of one IQ point.

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[–] tccl [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

A mean difference of -0.45 is NOT 45% of one IQ point.

what is it?

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[–] forest_robot 2 points 4 points (+6|-2) ago 

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[–] tccl [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The standardized weighted mean difference in IQ score between exposed and reference populations was –0.45 (95% confidence interval: –0.56, –0.35) using a random-effects model.

A mean difference of -0.45 is NOT 45% of one IQ point.

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