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Food Faiths & Diet Religions

HARRIET HALL, M.D www.skeptic.com
This review of Alan Leinovitz's, The Gluten Lie, discusses how the author sees parallels between religious stories, fairy tales and nutrition myths.

I Fooled Millions Into Thinking Chocolate Helps Weight Loss. Here's How.

John Bohannon Io9
If a study doesn’t even list how many people took part in it, or makes a bold diet claim that’s “statistically significant” but doesn’t say how big the effect size is, you should wonder why. But for the most part, we don’t. Which is a pity, because journalists are becoming the de facto peer review system. And when we fail, the world is awash in junk science.
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