When conflicting medical reports
surface, it’s tough to know whether to
switch tacks or stay the course.
By Fiona J. Kirk
Anyone who’s been keeping tabs on health
headlines lately is bound to be baffled: One week,
popping a multivitamin is good and eating soy
is bad; the next week, it’s the reverse...whaa?
The fact is, contradictory research is the norm
in the science world. But when new findings refute
an established, firmly held belief—as many
have recently—it can be especially confusing.
But don’t fret: WH has uncovered the real scoop
behind several current head-scratchers.
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