Health Demographics (Epidemiology) in a Vegan Context

Context is king.

Is a survey of diet, disease and risk of death enough to advise the public? (Photo: vvaniasantoss / Pixabay)

In the field of population health statistics (i.e. epidemiology), context allows scientists/medics to confidently assign explanation(s) for the trends they discover. Context is needed in all research fields, but is especially important in epidemiology. Otherwise we could mistakenly conclude that everyone who gets gum disease tends to have teeth, so teeth…