All day, I’ve been thinking I was going to write something intelligent about the results of The Women’s Health Initiative Dietary Modification Trial, the biggest dietary intervention clinical trial evah. $400+ million, 8 years of follow-up, almost 50,000 subjects.
Haven’t heard of it? That’s probably because the upshot was pretty much this: “healthy eating” doesn’t mean squat in terms of your cancer or heart disease risks.
$415 million, that cost.
Anyway, the day is expiring, and my intelligence has not yet come for a visit, so instead of tackling this topic myself, I’m just going to insist that you go read Sandy’s post about it. Harriet’s got a shorter version here, if you’re pressed for time.
Then come back here and discuss.