Dear @OttawaCitizen, The 83 Word Byline Free Drink Milk "Artice" Is Not Journalism And Contributes To Scientific Illiteracy


Now to be clear, I am not a journalist, though I have written the fair share of my articles for various publications (including Ottawa Citizen).

What I've never submitted, let alone left, would be a word (true, the pic above is all there is to it), free byline, ad filled with a great photo promoting milk consumption in the name of vitamin D and calcium indicating a "report"that pushed Canadians to drink milk, and saying"experts"three times, without actually mentioning the report or the experts.

Although I'm not sure what the 83 words are referring to, my friend and Dr. / Dr. Dr. Kevin Klatt (who should absolutely follow on Twitter) was able to lead me to this study by looking at milk consumption in non-dairy products and vitamin D levels in Canadian children, which clearly shows that non-cow milk leads to lower, but even good, status indicators. vitamin D.

He said that, as experts said, daily recommended vitamin D (DRI) levels were derived from intake studies conducted at very high northern latitudes to eliminate the unexpected issue of high daily light and more than necessary to maintain safe levels of Vitamin D everywhere but to the north. He also stressed,

"there is no very strong evidence to suggest that consumption of milk does not pose a risk of viability of vitamin D in the area of ​​deficiency."

And although it may come as a surprise to you with the certainty of the above 83 words, nutrition and vitamin D data are so limited that anyone who has concerns about vitamin D status, whether they drink milk or not, will they have to have control levels and not just assume that the milk is magic. Or better yet, don't try to drink their way to higher levels of vitamin D if they are worried and just taking supplements (with meals if this is your plan, as vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin)

Since the Canadian dairy industry has been making the Canadian dairy industry ever since our new Food Guide justified the dairy to a simple source of protein rather than suggesting it is a unique food group, I can't help but think of it. ad text follows their efforts and promotions and while it can play in at least 50 years of Canadian dairy marketing, the Ottawa citizen must knows better than a & # 39; I just pass along non-critical food, indicating magical benefits to certain foods packed in a population to believe them.

(Thanks to my friend and colleague Andrew Kujavsky to send my article photo in my own way)

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