Don’t Believe Everything You Read

study-reportsMy favorite nutrition guru, Marion Nestle, has again posted about something  that has always irked me: studies that tell you that a certain food is good/bad for you. The bottom line is that it all depends upon who is funding the study and where their interests lie.

In this article Professor Nestle (who, btw, is not related to the chocolate company), is interviewed by a reporter looking into a study on chocolate. Professor Nestle provides some excellent insight into food studies as a whole, and educates us about why we shouldn’t always buy into the headlines like “study shows this or that food is good/bad for us”.

There is more to know about the behind-the-scenes motives in the publication of nutrition studies.

What is revealed here can be applied to other studies so keep these thoughts in mind if you’re someone who is influenced to start or stop eating a certain food because of something you read regarding a study. Its’ always a good idea to look for more information from other sources before making a decision based on a study.

Read the article at Food Politics.com

 

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