Why nutrition science is so confusing

Tired of conflicting information? Here’s how to put nutrition research in context.

9 REASONS EATING WELL ISN’T AS STRAIGHTFORWARD AS WE’D LIKE IT TO BE.

  1. NUTRITION RESEARCH IS STILL YOUNG.
  2. MOST FUNDING GOES TO DISEASE TREATMENT, NOT PREVENTIVE NUTRITION.
  3. OTHER NUTRITION QUESTIONS ARE OFTEN FUNDED BY INTERESTED PARTIES.
  4. CONFOUNDING VARIABLES MAKE IT HARD TO PROVE FOOD’S EFFECTS.
  5. MOST NUTRITION STUDIES ARE OBSERVATIONAL.
  6. MEASUREMENT TOOLS ALWAYS HAVE LIMITATIONS.
  7. WHAT YOU EAT DOESN’T AFFECT YOUR HEALTH RIGHT AWAY.
  8. YOU CAN NEVER ASSUME A STUDY’S FINDINGS APPLY TO YOU.
  9. IF DOING THE RESEARCH IS DIFFICULT, REPORTING ON IT IS EVEN TOUGHER.