Mai 282015

I got a call in December last year from a German television reporter named Peter Onneken. He and his collaborator Diana Löbl were working on a documentary film about the junk-science diet industry. They wanted me to help demonstrate just how easy it is to turn bad science into the big headlines behind diet fads.

We landed big fish before we even knew they were biting. Bild rushed their story out—”Those who eat chocolate stay slim!”—without contacting me at all.

I Fooled Millions Into Thinking Chocolate Helps Weight Loss. Here’s How.
“Slim by Chocolate!” the headlines blared. A team of German researchers had found that people on a low-carb diet lost weight 10 percent faster if they ate a chocolate bar every day. It made the front page of Bild, Europe’s largest daily newspaper, just beneath their update about the Germanwings crash. From there, it ricocheted around the internet and beyond, making news in more than 20 countries and half a dozen languages. It was discussed on tel…

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  2 Antworten zu “Schokolade hilft übrigens beim Abnehmen… #medienkompetenz”

  1. schön wärs – ist jedoch eine gefakte Studie – und wurde prompt von weiteren Medien als die "Sensation" und "als wahr" verbreitet

  2. Nix anderes steht dort oben auf englisch. Das Posting bezieht sich auf Medienkompetenz, nicht auf Ernährung… der erste Satz war Ironie 😉


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