January 4, 2013

Health Journalism Often Wrong

David Freedman, Columbia Journalism Review


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In late 2011, in a nearly 6,000-word article in The New York Times Magazine, health writer Tara Parker-Pope laid out the scientific evidence that maintaining weight loss is a nearly impossible task—something that, in the words of one obesity scientist she quotes, only “rare individuals” can accomplish.

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TAGGED: Diet, Science Journalism, Health, Weight Loss

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