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Nutr Cancer. 2013;65(2):165-8. doi: 10.1080/01635581.2013.748921.

Reality check: there is no such thing as a miracle food.

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Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454, USA. inou0021@umn.edu

Abstract

A recent episode of the Dr. Oz Show suggested endive, red onion, and sea bass as foods that can decrease the risk of ovarian cancer by up to 75%. However, the scientific evidence supporting these recommendations is limited. This commentary discusses some of the concerns related to the promotion of "miracle foods" by the media. Nutritional scientists and epidemiologists should be cognizant of the public health messages that are taken from their individual studies and not sensationalize the findings of a single study.

PMID:
23441603
PMCID:
PMC3635479
DOI:
10.1080/01635581.2013.748921
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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