I love this new graphic from the Council for Responsible Nutrition, the trade association for the dietary supplement industry.
My favorite: “Supplement consumers are more likely to engage in other healthy habits than non-consumers.”
This is delightfully ambiguous. Does it mean: Supplements make consumers healthier?
Or does it mean: consumers who are healthy to begin with are the ones who take supplements?
I vote for the latter. That’s why the great majority of studies of supplements and health show no effect. Study subjects are already healthy and don’t need them.
Next public appearance
This is the rescheduling of the lecture I was supposed to give on October 10. The taxi driver went through red light at entrance to the Pulaski, was pulled over and found to be driving without a license. We never made it. The lecture is on food politics. It starts at 6:00. Free and open to the public. The Newark Museum is at 49 Washington Street. This time, I’ll take the PATH.