Study: Conflicting nutrition reports cause confusion, backlash

01/30/2014 | Center for Advancing Health

About 71% of people in a survey reported hearing moderate to high levels of contradictory nutrition information from the media, and the higher the exposure, the more confusion the individuals felt, researchers reported in the Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives. Researchers said higher levels of confusion also were indirectly linked to a backlash against nutrition advice and, to a lesser extent, a backlash against regular exercise and eating enough fruits and vegetables.

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