One of the most common errors in health-related studies is the confusion between correlation and causation.
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When two variables are correlated, that means that a change in one is associated with a change in the other. This does not mean that one variable causes the other.
In the last posting (posting 100984), I said that there was a positive correlation between teenage obesity and tv watching. This could be a causal ...
The solution discusses the confusion between correlation and causation.