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Oct 11, 2023Liked by Stuart Ritchie

Another interesting episode. A few thoughts: first of all a dude named Stuart who looks like Stuart not liking sports is the most shocking revelation since it was revealed concussions are bad.

More seriously: when all cause mortality came up I had the thought that it's possible that a chunk of the increase in dementia is just a decrease in mortality. Basically the causal chain is that dementia risk is correlated with earlier death and because these athletes live longer they are more likely to live to dementia instead of dying before it. Would be curious to see assorted cancer rates because if my hypothesis is true then you'd probably expect higher cancer rates even though there's no reason to expect an athlete to be more succeptable to cancer.

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As someone from Houston, I can verify it should be pronounced "Hyousten".

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