Letter by Archer Regarding Article, “Sugar- and Artificially Sweetened Beverages and the Risks of Incident Stroke and Dementia: A Prospective Cohort Study”
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To the Editor:
I read the recent article by Pase et al1 with great interest. However, my enthusiasm was short lived because these investigators failed to incorporate findings that directly impacted the validity of their report.2–4 In their investigation, Pase et al used memory-based dietary assessment methods (M-BMs; eg, Food Frequency Questionnaires) without caveat, despite the fact that the validity of these methods has been seriously questioned.2,3 My colleagues and I showed that M-BM data were physiologically implausible, incompatible with survival, and inadmissible as scientific evidence.2,3,5 Our conclusions were supported by ≥60 years of highly replicated, rigorous evidence and suggest that the data by Pase et al were merely meaningless numbers2 derived from highly edited, …