Medbloggers do not significantly prefer dark chocolate above the inferior kinds of chocolate such as white chocolate and chocolate. This is the result of the poll: What kind of chocolate do you like? The hypothesis was that medbloggers like dark chocolate significantly more than other kinds of chocolate. Analysis was performed with Man-Huxley tests for categorical variables. Preference for dark chocolate was 10/17 (58%), chocolate 3/17 (17%) and white chocolate 4/17 (23%).
Nevertheless I am still convinced that someone with a Medblog prefers dark chocolate. This opinion is strengthened by another important publication in the British Medical Journal.
Parachute use to prevent death and major trauma related to gravitational challenge: systematic review of randomized controlled trials
Conclusions As with many interventions intended to prevent ill health, the effectiveness of parachutes has not been subjected to rigorous evaluation by using randomised controlled trials. Advocates of evidence based medicine have criticised the adoption of interventions evaluated by using only observational data. We think that everyone might benefit if the most radical protagonists of evidence based medicine organised and participated in a double blind, randomised, placebo controlled, crossover trial of the parachute.
Based on observational data I am convinced that Medbloggers are dark choclate users.
What kind of chocolate do you like? A Poll
What is the best evidence in evidence based medicine
BMJ 2003;327:1459-1461 (20 December), doi:10.1136/bmj.327.7429.1459
Parachute use to prevent death and major trauma related to gravitational challenge: systematic review of randomised controlled trials
Gordon C S Smith, professor, Jill P Pell, consultant