There have been instances when I have chastised journalistic coverage of scientific reports. For example today, I questioned the veracity of reporting by MacLean’s magazine in “The Easy-to-Swallow Story on Multivitamins“.
Previously, an editorial “Enough is Enough” raised my ire.
Today, there is evidence from Australia that media reports can jeopardize lives – possibly 2,900 potentially, avoidable fatalities, all because someone wanted to generate headlines on the 50% increased health risk seen with statins – changing risk of diabetes from 2 in 200 to 3 in 200.
What do you think can media reports change consumer behavior?
Multivitamin/mineral supplements with 100%DV are an insurance policy. http://ow.ly/OCMWr #NotDeathSentence @drlabos @macleansmag
Low #vitaminD concentrations associated with delirium-onset in hospitalized patients http://ow.ly/LYhL5 #EarthDay
Are headlines on #multivitamin/mineral supplement use and #cancer accurate? What do you think? http://ow.ly/LUJJe #RollingStone
#VitaminE deficiency has catastrophic effects on brain development. What about less than optimal status? http://ow.ly/LB3Gi
#Omega3s play a role in heart health – regardless if ingested from diet or as a dietary supplement http://ow.ly/LyFdr
This video is great. It speaks for teachers and applies to all educators.