Articles tagged with: Nutrition

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The Atlantic provides accurate summary of research on gut microbiome, hypothesizes well-reasoned potential benefits of consuming fresh produce

in The Atlantic, by James Hamblin

— 02 Sep 2019

"The article provides a well balanced discussion of current knowledge surrounding the gut microbiota and benefits of eating whole foods. The author could have provided more details..

Viral news article misinterprets classification of processed meat as carcinogenic in claiming it is “as harmful as cigarettes”

in Truth Reporter, by vinit

— 05 Dec 2018

"The classification of processed meat as “Group 1” – carcinogenic to humans means that the evidence is as strong as for other risk factors included in the Group 1 category, i..

CLAIM REVIEWS

Misuse of drug tests on energy drinks like Red Bull produces false positives; doesn’t demonstrate these drinks contain cocaine and other drugs

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Red Bull contain cocaine and buprenorphine

SOURCE: Social media users, TikTok, Facebook

Published: 23 Nov 2023

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Social media posts wrongly claim that herbs can cure every disease including cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s

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“There is a cure to every d!isease”; herbs can cure cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s

SOURCE: Social media users, Facebook

Published: 17 Nov 2023

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Viral video makes inaccurate claims regarding sugar; suggests it causes medical conditions like cancer and ADHD

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Sugar causes ADHD in babies, dementia and Alzheimer's in adults, cancer

SOURCE: Social media users, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok

Published: 27 Oct 2023

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Naturopath promotes scientifically unsubstantiated claim that cayenne pepper is “the most powerful blood thinner”

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Cayenne pepper is “the most powerful blood thinner”

SOURCE: Barbara O'Neill, TikTok

Published: 19 Oct 2023

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Some studies suggest nutritional deficiencies may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, but they aren’t the sole cause as social media post claims

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Alzheimer’s disease is a “physician-caused disease” that arises due to nutritional deficiencies

SOURCE: Joel Wallach, Facebook

Published: 16 May 2023

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Sugar isn’t inherently cancer-causing; no evidence that removing sugar from diet cures cancer

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Sugar causes cancer; eliminating sugar from the diet can cure cancer

SOURCE: Mark Hyman, Barbara O'Neill, The School of Greatness

Published: 05 May 2023

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No evidence that a carnivore diet leads to “90% reduction in all diseases” or treats diabetes

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Carnivore diet produces “a 90% reduction in all diseases” and a reduction in insulin use by diabetics

SOURCE: Mikhaila Peterson, YouTube

Published: 31 Mar 2023

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Methodologically flawed cholesterol study from 2016 used to support false claims that high cholesterol increases longevity

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“A new study found that 92 percent of people with a high cholesterol level lived longer”

SOURCE: Facebook user, Natural Solutions Magazine

Published: 16 Mar 2023

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The amount of potassium chloride in Dasani bottled water is safe and won’t cause cardiac arrest

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“Potassium chloride actually causes cardiac arrest […] and we’re drinking it in Dasani water.”

SOURCE: Social media users, Facebook, TikTok

Published: 05 Oct 2022

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Cancer is caused by mutations, not the body’s acidity; eating alkaline foods can’t alter the body’s pH to prevent or treat cancer

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Cancer occurs when “your body is full of acidity”; alkalizing your body prevents cancer

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 13 Aug 2022

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Can you achieve a balanced diet by eating only meat? A look at the scientific evidence

— 11 Apr 2023

Introduction A diet that involves eating meat all the time sounds like a meat-lover’s dream. And you may have heard various social media influencers tout the health benefits of s...