If a medical study seems too good to be true, it probably is, according to a new analysis.
In a statistical analysis of nearly 230,000 trials compiled from a variety of disciplines, study results that claimed a "very large effect" rarely held up when other research teams tried to replicate them, researchers reported in Wednesday's edition of the Journal of the American Medical Assn.
-from the October 24, 2012 issue of the Las Angles Times.
Here is the abstract from the AMA article.
My shrinking brain reminds me, "Trust, but verify."