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Dr. Moser Advises New York Magazine on Chocolate Milk Scandal

The University of Maryland Has a Burgeoning Chocolate-Milk Concussion Scandal on Its Hands by Jesse Singal Read the full article here. [Dr. Rosemarie Scolaro Moser] emphasized to me that it was hard for her to comment on a set of slides rather than a full study, but she did say two concerns leaped out at her. First was the aforementioned issue about the group that did not drink the milk. “Without a peer-reviewed scientifically published paper, I cannot ascertain whether there was a true control group,” she wrote in an email. There are serious statistical red flags as well. In particular, Moser highlighted the fact that a number of so-called p-values higher than .05 appeared to have been coun

Can chocolate milk speed concussion recovery? Dr. Moser’s response.

Source: STAT News. http://www.statnews.com/2016/01/11/chocolate-milk-concussion/ Clayton Wilcox, superintendent of a public school system in rural Maryland, says he knows scientists might think he’s “damn nuts.” But he doesn’t care. He’s planning to buy $25,000 worth of a specific brand of chocolate milk next year and make the drink available to all his student athletes — in the hopes that it’ll speed their recovery from concussions. The milk is called Fifth Quarter Fresh. And a kinesiologist at the University of Maryland has done preliminary, unpublished research that found high school football players who drank the milk after every practice or game did better on some cognitive and motor te

Six things ‘Concussion’ won’t tell you (but concussion experts will, including Dr. Moser)

Bennett Omalu (L) and actor Will Smith attend a special screening of "Concussion" in Westwood, California. Source: Wall Street Journal – MarketWatch. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/six-things-concussion-wont-tell-you-but-concussion-experts-will-2016-01-11?mod=mw_share_twitter Dr. Omalu didn’t discover concussions, for starters Recent release “Concussion” is the rare movie that agitates scientists and sports lovers alike. The Sony Pictures Entertainment 6758, +1.00% movie follows protagonist Will Smith as he discovers a degenerative brain disease in a former National Football League player on his autopsy table. Smith’s character, Nigerian-born Dr. Bennet Omalu, then must battle the powerful

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