Articles tagged with: Nutrition


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..


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

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

SOURCE: Joel Wallach, Facebook

Published: 16 May 2023


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

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


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

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


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

“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


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

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

SOURCE: Social media users, Facebook, TikTok

Published: 05 Oct 2022


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

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

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 13 Aug 2022


No scientific evidence supports claims that plant-based food supplements reduce blood sugar to normal levels and cure type 2 diabetes

Food supplements get “perfect sugar levels restored” and “help with type 2 [diabetes]”

SOURCE: Facebook Users, Facebook

Published: 10 Jun 2022


No reliable scientific evidence supports the use of dietary supplements marketed as weight loss and blood pressure aids in viral Facebook posts

Exipure weight loss supplement is scientifically proven to be effective; BPS-5 supplement effectively reduces blood pressure

SOURCE: Anonymous, Facebook

Published: 26 May 2022


No scientific evidence supports the claim that consuming apple cider vinegar is a rapid and effective long-term weight control approach

Apple cider vinegar and thermogenic supplements are effective for rapid weight loss

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 20 May 2022


Excess mucus is a common symptom rather than cause of disease; soursop is not a cancer treatment

“Mucus is the cause of all diseases”; “Soursop [is] 10,000 times more effective than chemotherapy for cancer”

SOURCE: Facebook User, Facebook

Published: 02 Sep 2021



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...