CHAPTER 3 - CHAPTER 3 Nutrition Misinformation- Erroneous...

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CHAPTER 3 Nutrition Misinformation- - Erroneous info - Grouped into 2 categories: profit and personal believes and conviction - Profit is more important - FDA has not yet discovered- they must prove harm Profit driven nutritional claims: who is conducting the research? -Nurtition research is often conducted by people or companies that have a stake in results -People with vested interest in the results of the studies tend not to report findings that refeclt negatively on the product or promotional materials don’t give different outcomes. -It is important to consider the study results or other presentations of nutrition facts by financial motives. Checklist for identifying nutrition misinformation If you find any of these characteristics in articles, ads, websites, etc. beware of the product or service. 1. Something being sold? 2. Does the product or service offer a new remedy for problems that are not easily solved? Ex arthritis, obesity 3. Are such terms miraculous, magical, secrety, detoxifiying, energy
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