To understand the above title, see here.
This report claims that eating meat increases the risk of cancer. I’m sure you can’t read the page but you probably can understand the graphs. Different bars represent subdivision in the amount of the particular type of meat one consumes. And each chunk is different types of meat. Left is for male right is for female.
They claim that the difference is significant, but they are clearly not!!
I’m for not eating much meat but this is just way too much…
Here’s the graph:
I don’t know what to think. If you look carefully you can find one or two statistically significant differences but overall the pattern doesn’t look so compelling. I don’t know what the top and bottom rows are, though. Overall, the pattern in the top row looks like it could represent a real trend, while the graphs on the bottom row look like noise.
This could be a good example for our multiple comparisons paper. If the researchers won’t cough up the raw data, we could just grab what we can from their graphs.