Research - Nutrition 10 Nutrition Information & Research...

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Nutrition 10 – Nutrition Information & Research Anna Miller, MS, RD 1 Nutrition 10 Maybe Because…. •Recommendations keep changing •Conflicting information is out there •Slick marketing hype presents claims that look like facts, but aren’t Anyone confused about What to Eat? About Supplements? Nutrition 10 •We often hear things like… s Cleansing diets clear toxins from our body s Going organic will prevent cancer s Eating before you go to bed will make you fat s Coconut oil has anti-aging properties How do you know what you hear is true? But maybe also because we believe what we hear without questioning? Nutrition 10 You Can’t! The Reality: Not everything you see, hear or read is true!! • The nutrition industry is a big business • Truth in advertising? (FTC, FDA) • People will believe almost anything!! s People lack scientific knowledge, so they are vulnerable s Low standards for establishing belief • Testimonials vs valid scientific studies • Marketing hype vs facts s People will believe what they want to believe • Why let the facts get in the way?!
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Nutrition 10 – Nutrition Information & Research Anna Miller, MS, RD 2 Nutrition 10 How can you determine if a source is reliable? Where do YOU get YOUR information on nutrition? Nutrition 10 Test of Reliable Information Unbiased (reliable) s Fair and thorough s No agenda (other than seeking the truth) s ALL available facts were considered in evaluating the issue s An opinion can be formed, but formed fairly! Biased
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2011 for the course FSHN 185 taught by Professor Segobiano during the Fall '09 term at University of Hawaii, Manoa.

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