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How your mindset determines your health - BBC News website

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by TiredSam, Apr 16, 2018 at 7:02 AM.

  1. TiredSam

    TiredSam Moderator Staff Member

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  2. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I saw no mention of the possibility that subjective feelings about fitness may relate to greater physical problems with doing exercise and therefore be associated with, but not cause, physical health problems. eg if doing a certain level of exercise takes more effort that could correlate with both a greater chance of physical health problems and a greater chance of rating oneself as doing less exercise than ones peers.

    The author, Claudia Hammond, was the facilitator at this Wellcome Event on Exhaustion with Wessely and Anna Katharina Schaffner.

    https://wellcomecollection.org/events/exhaustion-then-and-now
     
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    There is too much stupidity in this world!
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    John Mac Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    Says it all really
     
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    What a coincidence. I have recently been wondering whether Wellcome Foundation has an agenda, or just too much money. Iwas struck by the fact that Wessely's and also David's early groundbreaking work was funded by Wellcome Foundation grants. We must be grateful for their generosity.

    Edit I have just noticed this elsewhere, written by Sharpe.

    "I wish to acknowledge my collaborators in the Oxford Chronic Fatigue Project........The project isfunded by the Wellcome Trust"

    It's a small world.

    Non pharmacological approaches to treatment. Michael Sharpe 1993.
     
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    If anyone fancies reading it
    Abstract: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28726475
    Full PDF: http://octaviazahrt.com/wp-content/...Perceived-Physical-Activity-and-Mortality.pdf

     
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    in a very simple test ie thought process I found human mortality at 100%. its just a matter of time.
     
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    It's funny how the author proposed three explanations, completely ignoring the most obvious: people who are less healthy are less active as a result.
     
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    Don't they claim to have controlled for that ?
     
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    Correlation is not causation. :facepalm: <Imagine this emoji 10 time bigger.
     
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