[PHNUTR-L] Extremely dubious claims about soy
nurturingnotes at gmail.com
Mon Mar 26 14:03:21 PDT 2007
> Although this is a US site, and I'm not an American, this sort of
> misinformation is now available to anyone who has access to the internet, so
> I believe it is a worldwide problem.
> What can nutritionists do to combat these sorts of claims?
Hope the resources below answer your question.
The Food and Nutrition Science Alliance (FANSA) released a list of 10 red
flags for junk science. It can be found at: http://www.ascn.org/fansa1.htm
> FANSA's 10 Red Flags of Junk Science are:
> 1. Recommendations that promise a quick fix.
> 2. Dire warnings of danger from a single product or regimen.
> 3. Claims that sound too good to be true.
> 4. Simplistic conclusions drawn from a complex study.
> 5. Recommendations based on a single study.
> 6. Dramatic statements that are refuted by reputable scientific
> 7. Lists of "good" and "bad" foods.
> 8. Recommendations made to help sell a product.
> 9. Recommendations based on studies published without peer review.
> 10. Recommendations from studies that ignore differences among individuals
> or groups.
> The American Dietetics Association also has a position statement on
nutrition misinformation at
The International Food Information Council (IFIC) has information for
Journalists who want to write on health topics:
Renata Mangrum, MPH, RD.
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