Claim: Soy food consumption linked to prolonged survival in some breast cancer patients

There is no such thing as magical food. Vegetarian breast cancer victim Linda McCartney is a case in point for this sort of junk science.

2nd December 1972: Paul McCartney and his wife Linda (1941 – 1998), who performed together as Wings after the break-up of the Beatles. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

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Food nanny nonsense: Calorie restriction lets monkeys live long and prosper

Here’s the problem: “This new insight appears to be particularly important in primates and likely is translatable to humans.”

IMAGE: A 2009 IMAGE OF RHESUS MONKEYS IN A LANDMARK STUDY OF THE BENEFITS OF CALORIC RESTRICTION. THE THEN 27-YEAR-OLD MONKEY ON THE LEFT WAS GIVEN A DIET WITH FEWER CALORIES.

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Claim: Nutritional quality of kids’ menus at chain restaurants not improving

Feeding the false dichotomy of “healthy” food versus “unhealthy” food.

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Study: Daily sugar intake guidelines are based on low quality evidence

Odd… an accompanying editorial criticizes not the study’s science… but the funding of the study.

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Another Food Myth Busted: Whole-fat milk consumption associated with leaner children

“The study’s findings differ from Health Canada, National Institutes of Health and American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines recommending two servings of low fat (one per cent or two per cent) milk for children over the age of two to reduce the risk of childhood obesity.” Continue reading Another Food Myth Busted: Whole-fat milk consumption associated with leaner children

Claim: Higher consumption of unsaturated fats linked with lower mortality

From the federally-funded perpetual junk science machine known as the Nurses Health Study. The feds are scrambling to keep the fat scare going with more bogus statistical claims. Continue reading Claim: Higher consumption of unsaturated fats linked with lower mortality