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The Myths About Nutrition Science

by David (Bakersfield College, USA) Lightsey

The Myths About Nutrition Science Synopsis

Many nutrition science and food production myths and misconceptions dominate the health and fitness field, and many athletes and active consumers unknowingly embrace a myriad of what can be deemed junk science which has now infiltrated many related science fields. Consumers simply have no reliable source to help them navigate through all the hype and fabrication, leaving them vulnerable to exploitation. The aim of The Myths About Nutrition Science is, then, to address the quagmire of misinformation which is so pervasive in this area. This will enable the reader to make more objective, science-based lifestyle choices, as well as physical training or developmental decisions. The book also enables the reader to develop the necessary critical thinking skills to better evaluate the reliability of the purported science as reported in the media and health-related magazines or publications. The Myths About Nutrition Science provides an authoritative yet readily understandable overview of the common misunderstandings that are commonplace within consumer and athlete communities regarding the food production process and nutrition science, which may affect their physical development, performance, and long-term health.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780367313340
Publication date: 3rd December 2019
Author: David (Bakersfield College, USA) Lightsey
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 232 pages
Categories: Fitness & diet,

About David (Bakersfield College, USA) Lightsey

David Lightsey is a Food and Nutrition Science Advisor to Quackwatch.org. He has been combating health misinformation in the health marketplace for 31 years, with the non-profit consumer advocacy organization, National Council Against Health Fraud until 2011, as well as with Quackwatch.org (www.quackwatch.org). He has appeared on NBC Dateline (Hype In A Bottle-1996), regarding the deceptive marketing methods used by the sport supplement industry to exploit and fleece athletes, as well as CBS Evening News (2003), regarding the designer steroid issue. The peer review of his first book, Muscles Speed and Lies-What the Sport Supplement Industry Does Not Want ...

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