Scientists, researchers fight against online plague of nutrition pseudoscience

The Toronto Star – Cara Rosenbloom

“Finding health information online is easy. Cutting through the clutter and getting facts is very difficult. There’s a cacophony of voices, each saying something different. The confusion worsens when charlatans provide false hope and bad advice. But there is a glimmer of hope. Scientists and researchers are working to debunk the most egregious health myths and educate readers with evidence-based, factual information. Let’s call them skeptics, myth-busters or debunkers. In any case, this group is collectively using science to fight back against the pseudoscience (such as fad diets and quack cancer cures). What advice do they offer so we find better information online? I spoke to four myth-busters to find out. (more)

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