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When I was learning how to do word problems in elementary school, we were taught to ask ourselves a few questions after arriving at an answer. One of them was, "Does my answer make sense?" For example, if a problem asked how many apples a person can buy if he has $5 and each apple costs 50 cents and your answer is negative 17 million, something has gone horribly wrong.

Does my answer make sense? is such a great question, that every published scientific paper henceforth should be required to answer it explicitly. Perhaps we would avoid seeing papers with titles like this:

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Screen Shot 2015-11-06 at 12.33.39 PMAmerican Council on Science and Health advisor, Dr. David Seres, who is the is director of medical nutrition and associate professor of medicine at the Institute of Human Nutrition, Columbia University Medical Center in New York, is the first to admit that much of nutritional science is unreliable.

This is because many dietary studies are retrospective based on analysis of multiple past...

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Supplements have been a hot topic lately, most recently when GNC, Target, Walmart and Walgreens were forced to pull supplement products from their shelves by New York state attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman. As we wrote about yesterday, the AG s office solicited advice from both ACSH s Dr. Josh Bloom, the director of...

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An international group of nutrition and cardiovascular (CVD) experts risk re-assessed a variety of prior large studies, which originally sought a link between dietary consumption of saturated fats and CVD risk. The group, led by Dr. Rajiv Chowdhury of UK s Cambridge University (along with experts from Harvard School of Public Health and Oxford University) collected data from 76 studies which included 659,000 subjects....