A Skeptics Guide to Health News and Diet Fads

by WNYC On the Media
Published on Aug 04, 2015

Brooke Gladstone takes a deep dive into media misdirection on health and diet news, and puts together two Breaking News Consumer's Handbooks to help you navigate the din. First, an object lesson on bogus studies that make headlines with John Bohannon; how to read health news with Gary Schwitzer of HealthNewsReview.org; and Timothy Caulfield, author of Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong about Everything?, explains the science behind celebrity-endorsed diet trends and beauty treatments. Invest 20 minutes and listen to this podcast.