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Exercise physiology researcher @HarborUCLA. Columnist @SkeptInquirer. Author(↑), confronting #pseudoscience in health & sport. Part-time ultra-runner.
14 Oct
I was asked recently to provide some examples of health and fitness marketing that makes false claims and/or exploits human biases. I came up with a billion examples. Here are just 6:

#science #skepticism #criticalthinking #exercise #health
1/6. All-natural #wheyprotein. It exploits the irrational cognitive bias towards natural products.
2/6. L-carnitine sold for decades as a ‘fat burner’ despite research which failed to show consistent and reliable outcomes.
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12 Oct
The official #Olympics website endorsing #cryotherapy as an effective form of post-exercise recovery. Despite the fact the literature is very unimpressive, littered with low-quality studies, and tiny effects. #IOC

#science #pseuodscience #sport #exercise

olympics.com/en/video/the-c…
A Cochrane review says it concisely: ImageImage
Even the FDA are ahead of the game on this one, which is rare: fda.gov/consumers/cons… Image
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