The Science behind the Hype


This post is for my dad because he always has such an amusing give-me-a-break approach to these types of medical claims.  I'm sure he will be glad to know he is not the only sane person around, apparently Popular Science agrees with him.  The latest issue of Pop Sci features an article on how to tell balanced science from mindless hype.  Some featured headlines include: 'Chocolate's Better Than Broccoli', 'The Pub Is Better for You Than the Gym' and 'Cheers! Scientists Say Red Wine Stops You Growing Old'. (Happy Birthday Dad!)