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

No, the Shanghai government has not recommended intravenous vitamin C as a treatment for COVID-19

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The government of Shanghai, China has announced its official recommendation that COVID-19 should be treated with high amounts of intravenous vitamin C

SOURCE: Andrew W. Saul, Orthomolecular Medicine News Service

Published: 20 Mar 2020

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Chemical in garlic eliminates certain bacterial cells faster than two common antibiotics, but not by 100 times

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Garlic proven 100 times more effective than antibiotics

SOURCE: Anonymous, Why Don't You Try This

Published: 17 Feb 2020

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Impossible Whopper contains no estrogen; will not lead to men growing breasts if eaten in moderation

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The Impossible Whopper has 44 mg of estrogen and the whopper has 2.5 ng of estrogen

SOURCE: James Stanger, Tri-State Livestock News

Published: 10 Jan 2020

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Claim that ginger is more effective than chemotherapy for cancer treatment is unsupported

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ginger is 10,000x more effective at killing cancer than chemo

SOURCE: Anonymous, Feature Remedies, Health Holistic Living

Published: 30 Sep 2019

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Internet meme inaccurately claims that fruit is injected with HIV-contaminated blood

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a [group] of people is injecting fruits with blood containing HIV and AIDS

SOURCE: Anonymous, Flops n' Memes

Published: 13 Aug 2019

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Acidity in bottled drinking water not a cause for health concern, contrary to popular Facebook video claim

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Drinking bottled water with an acidic pH is bad for your health

SOURCE: Internet user, Facebook

Published: 13 May 2019

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Omega-6 fatty acids in tilapia do not increase risk for Alzheimer’s, contrary to popular claim

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Tilapia are chock full of Omega-6 fatty acids – which increase your risk for Alzheimer’s!

SOURCE: Anonymous, Life is Beautiful

Published: 19 Apr 2019

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Claim that the World Health Organization finds “bacon as harmful as cigarettes” is inaccurate and misleading

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World Health Organization Officially Declares Bacon is as Harmful as Cigarettes

SOURCE: Anonymous, Truth Reporter

Published: 09 Dec 2018

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