pet peeves

Influential people.  People that others listen to.  The ones who say “you can reduce your risk of dying by…”

I have heard this at least three times recently – well, heard it twice, read it once.  Dr Oz in AARP magazine.  Dr Besser on ABC News, and someone I can’t recall, on NPR.

Now, I understand that what they were talking about is if you do this step, you will reduce your risk of dying of this one thing.  But what they SAY is if you do this one step, you reduce your risk of dying.  Period.

Well pardon me, but I think that no matter what you do, your risk of dying is 100%.  Isn’t it? 

I wish they would pay attention to what they are saying.

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