You may have read Aspirin 'cuts cancer death risk by 37 per cent'. 37 per cent, I tell ya!
Or even The £1.40 heart pill lifesaver: 10,000 patients a year could be saved by newly-licensed drug. Ivabradine cuts heart failure deaths by 39 per cent. 39 per cent, I tell ya!
Impressive, huh? Well, not really.
If you read Vitamin D and calcium supplementation reduces cancer risk: results of a randomized trial, you'll see that, taking the results from years 2 to 5 inclusive (to eliminate women who had cancer before the start of the study), there's a 77 per cent reduction in cancer deaths in the intervention group. Funny how that fact isn't trumpeted in the press.
If you read Dietary Intake of Menaquinone Is Associated with a Reduced Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: The Rotterdam Study, you'll see that a modest intake (greater than 32.7ug/day) of Vitamin K2 is associated with a 57 per cent reduction in heart attack deaths. There are far more heart attacks than heart failures. Funny how that fact isn't trumpeted in the press.