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chapter 12 - 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 restoring, suppressed by organized medicen, immune boosting or studies proved used? 4. Are testimonials, before and after photos, expert endorsement used? 5. Does the info sound too good to be true? 6. Is their money back guaranteed offered? Personal Beliefs and Convictions. -Belief in what they do and they have the ability to talk people into believing in the same thing. There is no way to prove that it works. Desire to profit does not motivate them. It is their personal belief.
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How to identify Nutrition Truths -The only way to identify it is put it to the test. -Reliable sources of information about nutrition use the standards of proof required by science. -Report information based on multiple studies arrived at scientific consensus -Nutrition recommendations made to the public such as dietary guidelines and dietary reference intakes are being consensus of scientific opinion. This
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