Proverb: To travel a long distance, trav

Proverb: To travel a long distance, travel with others. Similarly, living long lives requires #vitamins & #minerals http://ow.ly/OQBuf

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Can Media Reports Change Consumer Behavior?

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?

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Multivitamin/mineral supplements with 10

Multivitamin/mineral supplements with 100%DV are an insurance policy. http://ow.ly/OCMWr #NotDeathSentence @drlabos @macleansmag

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Low #vitaminD concentrations associated

Low #vitaminD concentrations associated with delirium-onset in hospitalized patients http://ow.ly/LYhL5 #EarthDay

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Are headlines on #multivitamin/mineral s

Are headlines on #multivitamin/mineral supplement use and #cancer accurate? What do you think? http://ow.ly/LUJJe #RollingStone

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#VitaminE deficiency has catastrophic ef

#VitaminE deficiency has catastrophic effects on brain development. What about less than optimal status? http://ow.ly/LB3Gi

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#Omega3s play a role in heart health – r

#Omega3s play a role in heart health – regardless if ingested from diet or as a dietary supplement http://ow.ly/LyFdr

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