21 Jun 2015

High in fat, but low on facts

From Sunday Morning, 9:07 am on 21 June 2015

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Stories about how eating or drinking a particular food group will lead to people living longer and healthier lives are a staple of the media diet.

Mediawatch takes a look at two such stories that aired this week, one that claimed eating two bars of chocolate a day would reduce the risk of dying of heart disease by 25 percent and another extolling the benefits of a high fat diet.

Neither story quoted a single expert skeptical of the claims: a worrying example of the media adopting an unquestioning and almost fact free diet.

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