Re: Notes from "Living to 100"

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Fri Nov 24 2000 - 12:38:50 MST

From: "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <>

>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.


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