Banning diabetics with purely nocturnal hypoglycaemia from driving meant people lost their licences unnecessarily. The 1994 EU regulation that bananas be "free from abnormal curvature", and not sold in large hands was "daft"
But how could a conference of 21 EU scientists in Parma concluded there was insufficient evidence to conclude that drinking water eases dehydration?
It is the same lack of logic that enables doctors to conclude that low carb diets do not work. When academics with absolutely no common sense insist that a large randomised trial analyzed by intention to treat must be published before anything can be listed as a possible treatment, both water for dehydration, and low carb diets for diabetics are rejected.
And as many have said before, it also leads to the conclusion that there is no evidence that parachutes work. After all, it is only a series of anecdotal cases that supports their use.
James Heckman won a Nobel prize for showing how wrong these academics are. Unfortunately most doctors are too under-educated to comprehend the implications of his work.