HEALTHY LIVING
09/02/2011 04:18 pm ET | Updated Nov 02, 2011

Why Bad Math Can Ruin Your Health

How do we know which numbers to trust and which health studies are sound? Healthland faces this dilemma every day, so we spoke with Charles Seife, the rare journalist with an undergraduate degree in mathematics, from Princeton no less. In his book Proofiness: The Dark Arts of Mathematical Deception, Seife explores the common ways math can be used to mislead people.

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