The Media and Nutrition/Health Stories

Posted on December 10, 2010

“Sensational headlines don’t always tell the whole story. Look at how nutrition news fits into the bigger scientific picture.”

It seems all the time the media reports on stories that have crazy headlines that contradict current health recommendations. They over-hype these types of stories without looking at the bigger picture.

The Harvard School of Public Health can help you better analyze these types of stories. Check out their tips:

HSPH: Deciphering Media Stories on Diet

Don’t get overwhelmed or frustrated with all the crazy headlines and “scientific breakthroughs.” Just follow common sense. That usually will do you better than believing everything you read or see on TV.

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