Unit_3 - Why is There so Much Nutrition Misinformation? 1....

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Why is There so Much Nutrition Misinformation? 1. Quick fixes are profitable $$$$$ 2. People believe what they want to hear 3. Laws are not enforced by the government 4. Alternative health practices are big business! 5. People want, and try out, quick fixes for problems with no existing “cure”
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Checklist for Misinformation: Is something being sold? Is the product a remedy for something not easily or simply solved? Are exaggerated terms, e.g. “miraculous, magical, secret, detoxify, etc.” used? Are testimonials, endorsements or before/after photos being used? Does it sound too good to be true? Is a money-back guarantee being offered?
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The Primary Reason for Nutrition Misinformation is Profit As long as people think there is a quick and easy way to lose weight, build muscle, slow aging and reduce stress, there will be a huge $$$ market for “nutritional” products and services The world market for vitamins alone is over $2.65 Billion
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research in nutrition? 1. Drug companies $$
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course NUTR 100 taught by Professor Martinrosel during the Spring '08 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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Unit_3 - Why is There so Much Nutrition Misinformation? 1....

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