From: "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Which sounds convincing... yet makes me terribly suspicious. The
>plural of "anecdote" is not "data". Does the book also mention a
>study where ten grams of iron per day was being fed to hamsters or
>rhesus monkeys, all of whom experienced life-threatening heart
>problems after six months, as opposed to none for the control
The reference below (to the Finnish study) is just one of many:
Iron overload is a well documented medical problem, a google search
of "Iron Overload" yielded a plethora of related materials.
Frequent transfusions are a common source, and they're some genetic
diseases that also occur.
I've seen enough to convince me.
Extropy Institute, www.extropy.org
Adler Planetarium www.adlerplanetarium.org
Life Extension Foundation, www.lef.org
National Rifle Association, www.nra.org, 1.800.672.3888
Ameritech Data Center Chicago, IL, Local 134 I.B.E.W
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