Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Glutenous Maximus

by Gary Niederhoff on April 17, 2017

Big Picture Science – Glutenous Maximus
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Eat dark chocolate. Don’t drink coffee. Go gluten-free. If you ask people for diet advice, you’ll get a dozen different stories. Ideas about what’s good for us sprout up faster than alfalfa plants (which are still healthy … we think). How can you tell if the latest is fact or fad?

We’ll help you decide, and show you how to think skeptically about popular trends. One example: a study showing that gluten-free diets didn’t ease digestive problems in athletes. Also, medical researchers test whether wearable devices succeed in getting us off the couch and a nutritionist explains how things got so confusing.

Plus, why part of our confusion may be language. Find out why one cook says that no foods are “healthy,” not even kale.

It’s Skeptic Check … but don’t take our word for it!

Listen to individual segments here:
Part 1: Healthier Alternatives
Part 2: Dana Lis / Gluten Free
Part 3: Michael Ruhlman / Healthy Food
Part 4: Beth Skwarecki / Nutrition Studies
Part 5: Mitesh Patel / Fitness Trackers

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