Nutrition: Doctors Vs. The Media
Newsweek has a great article regarding nutrition and the media. What should we believe about nutrition, dieting, weight loss, and health, when all we see are conflicting reports on television and in the papers?
How can we wade through all the conflicting reports and media hype when doctors, pharmacists, and drug companies are all acting in the media eye? Check out this great article in the latest issue of Newsweek. Personally, I love the hypocrisy of the media editorializing about the media. Hell, I'm the media, technically. So what should you believe?
You couldn't miss the headlines. The New York Times: LOW-FAT DIET DOES NOT CUT HEALTH RISKS, STUDY FINDS. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: REDUCING FAT MAY NOT CURB DISEASE. The Boston Globe: STUDY FINDS NO MAJOR BENEFIT OF A LOW-FAT DIET. The Los Angeles Times: EATING LEAN DOESN'T CUT RISK. When the results of a massive, federally funded study were released last month, TV, newspapers and, yes, magazines around the country trumpeted what seemed to confound conventional wisdom and standard medical advice. Fat, these articles seemed to say, wasn't so bad for you after all. In fact, the results of the study, the Women's Health Initiative (WHI), were actually more complex—as all these articles explained to readers who got beyond the headlines.