Virginia Messina, RD MPH, just posted a wonderful blog entry about how to cut through the bullshit when reading nutrition articles. Many people get taken in by nutty but heavily footnoted claims published by soy bashers, raw milk enthusiasts, and other lunatics. Plus, there’s a heck of a lot of pro-vegan health claims out there that don’t stand up to scrutiny.
Luckily, it’s fairly easy for even a non-scientist to sniff out the articles that aren’t credible, and Virginia offers up some effective tips on how to identify unreliable claims and bad advice. This is a must read, especially for vegans who don’t have a strong science background. Link.