These studies are not too surprising if you follow this sort of thing. What is perhaps more interesting is the strong reaction against this article and articles like it. The comments on the article range from the merely dismissive — "...this study means nothing in the real world" — to the abusive — "what the food nazi's approve....grass, cardboard, tofu, yogurt" and "just more commie propaganda to get americans to eat grass and tree bark like our North Korean comrades".
What's interesting is that you don't get this sort of thing only from WSJ readers — many
What's also interesting, perhaps not surprisingly, is the corresponding prevalent confusion between information based on empirical evidence and notions from popular culture: many commenting on the article seem to think that there was scientific support for some of the recent high-protein diet fads — that scientists "keep changing their minds"."
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