Articles tagged with: Nutrition

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The Atlantic provides accurate summary of research on gut microbiome, hypothesizes well-reasoned potential benefits of consuming fresh produce

in The Atlantic, by James Hamblin

— 02 Sep 2019

"The article provides a well balanced discussion of current knowledge surrounding the gut microbiota and benefits of eating whole foods. The author could have provided more details..

Viral news article misinterprets classification of processed meat as carcinogenic in claiming it is “as harmful as cigarettes”

in Truth Reporter, by vinit

— 05 Dec 2018

"The classification of processed meat as “Group 1” – carcinogenic to humans means that the evidence is as strong as for other risk factors included in the Group 1 category, i..

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Cancer is caused by mutations, not the body’s acidity; eating alkaline foods can’t alter the body’s pH to prevent or treat cancer

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Cancer occurs when “your body is full of acidity”; alkalizing your body prevents cancer

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 13 Aug 2022

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No scientific evidence supports claims that plant-based food supplements reduce blood sugar to normal levels and cure type 2 diabetes

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Food supplements get “perfect sugar levels restored” and “help with type 2 [diabetes]”

SOURCE: Facebook Users, Facebook

Published: 10 Jun 2022

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No reliable scientific evidence supports the use of dietary supplements marketed as weight loss and blood pressure aids in viral Facebook posts

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Exipure weight loss supplement is scientifically proven to be effective; BPS-5 supplement effectively reduces blood pressure

SOURCE: Anonymous, Facebook

Published: 26 May 2022

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No scientific evidence supports the claim that consuming apple cider vinegar is a rapid and effective long-term weight control approach

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Apple cider vinegar and thermogenic supplements are effective for rapid weight loss

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 20 May 2022

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Excess mucus is a common symptom rather than cause of disease; soursop is not a cancer treatment

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“Mucus is the cause of all diseases”; “Soursop [is] 10,000 times more effective than chemotherapy for cancer”

SOURCE: Facebook User, Facebook

Published: 02 Sep 2021

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There is no evidence that eating cucumbers reduces the risk of cancer; cucumbers contain cucurbitacin B, which could be a candidate for developing new anti-cancer drugs

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“Cucumber kills lung cancer cells”; “cucurbitacin B suppressed growth of human lung cancer cells by 90%, reduced their ability to invade surrounding tissues by 75% and reduced migration ability by 88%”

SOURCE: Ethan Evers , The Eden Prescription

Published: 04 May 2021

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No evidence that “keto diet pills” are effective for long-term weight management; Shark Tank judges didn’t endorse a “keto diet pill”

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Ketogenic-based supplements let you lose weight while sleeping; Shark Tank judges backed “keto diet pill”

SOURCE: Anonymous, Facebook

Published: 15 Apr 2021

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There is currently no cure for AIDS; reports to the contrary are incorrect

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AIDS was cured in more than a dozen patients

SOURCE: Alfredo Bowman, Facebook

Published: 09 Apr 2021

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No evidence that the milk protein casein causes cancer; claim is based on animal studies involving other well-known risk factors for liver cancer like hepatitis B virus infection

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“Milk from cows 'has the most relevant carcinogen ever identified’ and ‘turns on cancer'“

SOURCE: Arjun Walia, Collective Evolution

Published: 21 Mar 2021

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Bananas may be healthy, but consuming them won’t treat gastrointestinal diseases nor limit the replication of HIV

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“Bananas are a powerful antiviral food—so powerful that they have the capacity to repel growth of the retrovirus HIV“

SOURCE: Anthony William, Medical Medium

Published: 02 Mar 2021

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