Originally posted by humy
"Contrary to popular opinion, new research finds no cognitive benefits of music lessons....
-I suspected as much.
This joins a long list of scientifically debunked myths involving the brain and/or health such as:
1, we only use 10% of our brain at any one time ...[text shortened]... 6
I think the problem might be that health research, at least in the U.S. is heavily financed by companies that will directly or indirectly benefit from the "results". Even federal research, whose funding has recently been cut, is indirectly influenced by huge pharma. That leaves us with the annecdotal, non scientific fringe nut cases like those who claim you ought to ingest your daily cup of coffee via an enemma bag rather than a mug, especially if you have any dreaded disease.
The cholesterol case is really very clear. But it's rather scary when your Dr. tells you to take a statin but other factors, like the size of your cholesterol globs and CRP tests are all good. I'm cutting my 20 mg statin in half and am thinking I should just chuck it. I have no muscle issues but everytime I am a bit forgetful I wonder if it's the statin at work or just my age.