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Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition by Howard Jacobson, T. Colin Campbell

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Media Matters

Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.

—ALBERT EINSTEIN

Scientific data underpin our decisions about health. They’re used by the public to make lifestyle and buying choices; by doctors to diagnose and treat patients; by government officials to formulate policy; by industry to create and refine services, and to make health claims about those services; and by insurers to decide what diseases and treatments are covered. And that’s only a portion of the ways the results of scientific research touch and affect our everyday lives.

The key link between research and these consumers is the media. Professional ...

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