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March 08, 2014

"The hobbit — an unexpected deficiency"

More evidence on the importance of Vitamin D. From The Medical Journal of Australia:

Systematic textual analysis of The hobbit supports our initial hypothesis that the triumph of good over evil may be assisted to some extent by the poor diet and lack of sunlight experienced by the evil characters.

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Jack PQ

Funny, but even in a "joke" article medical researchers still fail to grasp endogeneity and omitted variable bias. I think it's very telling.

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