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The paper looks at "Nutrition: From Myth and Magic to Science" by Alfred Harper where he discusses nutritional science's short history. The paper discusses how nutritional research lacks a solid and established knowledge base to refute popular hazardous diets and nutritional tips. The paper shows how today anyone can be an authority on nutritional science.
From the Paper:"In the exploding world of global communication, personal information has become an activity of communal sharing. One of the most common human experiences is that of eating: it is only natural then that the channels of global communication, like magazines, the internet and TV, are saturated with ways to prepare dishes along with what foods and diets are the most healthy. Anyone who cares to have an opinion or release a diet has a venue to be heard. However, many of the diets and tips presented through these outlets may be untrue and potentially dangerous. Because of Nutritional Science's short history it lacks a solid and established knowledge base to immediately refute these hazardous diets and nutritional tips. The results: countless fad diets and a general distrust (and confusion) from the public as to what foods and practices of eating are the most beneficial."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Harper, Alfred E. "Nutrition: From Myth and Magic to Science". Nutrition Today. January/February 1988. 8-17.
- James, Phillip T. "Nutrition science and policy research: implications for Mediterranean diets". American Journal of Clinic Nutritional. 1995;61(suppl): 1324S-8S.
Cite this Term Paper:
Nutritional Science (2007, November 25) Retrieved March 06, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/nutritional-science-99715/
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