I featured the fish oil con in my 2001 book “Junk Science Judo: Self-Defense Against Health Scares and Scams.”
Junk science kills. Not food.
The dietary salt scare rolls on despite reality.
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.
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.
Feeding the false dichotomy of “healthy” food versus “unhealthy” food.
This study is a weiner — and not the good kind.
Odd… an accompanying editorial criticizes not the study’s science… but the funding of the study.
“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
The mindless anti-sugar nanny state strikes again.
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