Why collecting data about your health doesn’t always make you healthier

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A study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shone new light on the shortcomings of collecting data from large groups of people during medical research. The longstanding belief is that the bigger the subject pool, the more representative the results will be of the public at large. However, the scientists discovered something different that could impact how people use fitness trackers. Group Data Does Not Indicate Individual Health Factors Scientists found when medical researchers want to know how test subjects feel or what makes them sick, they must focus on individual data, rather than relying on findings…

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