Healthcare Triage: Sugar doesn’t make kids hyper

Healthcare Triage #3 is up. What’s Healthcare Triage? Glad you asked:

Healthcare Triage is a series about healthcare. Dr. Aaron Carroll will explain healthcare policy, medical research, and answer a lot of other questions you may have about medicine, health, and healthcare. Not only that, the videos are going to be pretty fun. John Green will stop in regularly to have his hypochondria soothed by Aaron’s clear and engaging explanations. Healthcare Triage is made by the people who make Crash Course, mental_floss video, and The Art Assignment.

This one is about randomized controlled trials:

Do you think that sugar makes kids hyper? Well, you’re wrong. Yes, WRONG. How do we know? Randomized controlled trials.

RCTs are pretty much the most robust study design there is, and also the only way to prove causality. This week’s episode of Healthcare Triage explains how randomized controlled trials work, and why they are superior to other types of studies. It also explains how they’ve been used to prove, without a doubt, that sugar doesn’t make kids hyper. Don’t believe it? Watch the video and argue with us in the comments below if you’re still not convinced.

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