Podcast: ‘Botched’ nutrition reporting; Alcohol abstinence boosts brain health; What causes acne?

Podcast: ‘Botched’ nutrition reporting; Alcohol abstinence boosts brain health; What causes acne?
Podcast: ‘Botched’ nutrition reporting; Alcohol abstinence boosts brain health; What causes acne?

Reporters proceed to magnify the outcomes of low-quality vitamin research. Their need to draw readers with dramatic headlines could also be destroying the general public’s belief in mainstream information sources. Taking a quick break from ingesting would possibly yield some important well being advantages. Why accomplish that many individuals develop pimples? Could it’s one thing distinctive to our “industrialized” lifestyle?

Join geneticist Kevin Folta and GLP contributor Cameron English on episode 191 of Science Facts and Fallacies as they break down these newest information tales:

Reporters have once more blown the outcomes of an underwhelming vitamin research out of proportion, claiming that grape consumption might forestall Alzheimer’s Disease and prolong your lifespan. While grapes are each scrumptious and filled with important nutrients, the analysis under no circumstances justified these headlines. Is exaggerated reporting driving the general public’s dwindling trust in main media shops?

A bout of alcohol abstinence might promote mind well being, in response to scientists who research alcohol use dysfunction. Research has proven that alcoholics who obtain sobriety expertise myriad well being advantages, due to the physique’s means to restore harm completed by substance abuse. Newly gathered proof signifies that individuals who repeatedly devour alcohol would possibly profit in an analogous method. There’s nothing incorrect with the occasional drink, although taking part in “sober October” would possibly nonetheless be a good suggestion.

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Acne is a standard downside for folks all around the world, often taking full impact throughout puberty. The precise causes of the situation stay unsure, however a number of research counsel that some facet of industrialized society—maybe poor weight-reduction plan, stress or extreme hygiene—might drive the event of these unpleasant zits we’d all prefer to stay with out.

Kevin M. Folta is a professor, keynote speaker and podcast host. Follow Professor Folta on Twitter @kevinfolta

Cameron J. English is the director of bio-sciences on the American Council on Science and Health. Visit his website and comply with ACSH on Twitter @ACSHorg


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