Panic Nation: Exposing the Myths We're Told about Food and Health

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John Blake Publishing, Limited, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 374 pages
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Every week there's another food or health scare. Whether it's British beef,he MMR vaccine or just sunshine itself, there's always somebody to tell youhat you are under threat from yet another everyday activity; or that theood we eat, and the medicines we take are poisoning our bodies. However,his book reveals that we are all living longer, healthier lives, whilecience has advanced to the stage where medicines and surgical procedures areafer and more effective than ever before. So where does the truth lie? Whoan we believe? How do we know whose advice is worth listening to? Examininghe truth behind the headlines, drawing together the country's leadingxperts in their field to examine these questions, this book really does giveou the excuse to "Diet Another Day". You may be surprised to find that manyscientific' truths that have come to be circulated as fact would be betterompared to urban myths and don't have the backing in the scientificommunity that is often claimed for them...

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Areas of Interest: Political Behavior: political psychology and socialization; political ideology and values; prejudice and intolerance; public opinion; political participation; political sociology.Methodology: statistics; econometrics; measurement theory and scaling; analysis of covariance structures; multivariate methods; survey research methods; logic of inquiry and research design.

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