Fathead on Hulu and Ornish being a bit of a prat

Great news, everybody! A friend of mine (Thanks, Kris!) found Fat Head on Hulu. That means it’s free, and available without a Netflix subscription. Here’s the link: http://www.hulu.com/watch/196879/fat-head

My friend Isaac also found this article: http://abundantbrain.com/2010/09/why-dean-ornish-is-wrong/

It’s from last year, so it’s not exactly breaking news, but it’s another fantastic example of just how bad nutritional science and science reporting can be. Observational studies being touted as proof of anything is so common you have to wonder if the researchers even understand the concept of science at all. It’s also a great example of scientists drawing conclusions that the data simply doesn’t support, ignoring confounding variables, arbitrarily drawing lines to establish groups that aren’t actually meaningful, ignoring inconsistencies, etc. It’s kind of a smorgasbord of scientific failure, really. Anyway, read it and see what I mean. Hopefully you will be as disappointed and disgusted as I am. Is it any wonder that the American people can’t make smart health choices when this is the sort of drivel presented to us as medical fact by supposedly trustworthy news sources?


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