Friday, December 15, 2006

Nutritional Fiction

As I watch, year-to-year, the shifts that take place in our "understanding" of nutrition it's difficult for me not to laugh at the "science" or lack thereof. The constantly revised "facts" at times seem superstitious and hope-based in its logic. It may have more to do with spin and manipulated data in the service of marketing than it does bad science. Nonetheless, it's a celebration of the irrational over the rational.

Here are some stories I've collected into a collection of "nutritional fictions".

NPR: The Vitamin C Myth.

NPR : Echinacea Tests Show Little Effect

New York City passes trans fat ban

More Good News for Chocolate Lovers

Government Unveils Revised Food Pyramid

15 Common Myths About Weight Loss, Nutrition, And Diet

SEE ALSO: Meat & You: The food chain VIA The Simpsons.

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