NUTRITION NEWS 1
Nutrition hasbecome a major concern in the contemporary world. The interest hasmade the media and the news reporters to make headlines out ofnutrition. On the other hand, the nutritionists are carrying outresearch to find out if the claims have any scientific truth behindit or it is a myth. This paper will discuss a case study of theassociation between gluten consumption and type 2 diabetes reportedin science daily newspaper.
According to thenewspaper, gluten is a kind of protein contained in wheat, barley,and rye. Gluten protein gives the cooked food made out of wheat andbarley the sticky texture while chewing it. The protein is said tocause celiac disease. Most people tend to avoid consumption of glutendue to this illness associated with it. Thus, there has been anintroduction of gluten-free foods. A department of nutrition inHarvard University carried a research to find out the effects ofgluten on the people who had no health issues (American HeartAssociation, 2017).
The researchersdiscovered that the average intake of gluten in people was 12 gramseach day. The person with high consumption of gluten had a lowprobability of developing type 2 diabetes. There are those who atefoods containing little gluten were termed to be less exposed to type2 gluten (American Heart Association, 2017). The story is more of amyth because the claims cannot be justified.
RedFlags and the Potential Bias
The story has a claim that sounds interesting. It argues that thepeople who eat foods that are gluten free enjoy long-term healthbenefits (American Heart Association, 2017). The claim has not yet beproved, but it is made to make people encourage people to feed ongluten free diets.
Qualityof the information
The informationprovided in this story cannot be trusted. The information has nocitations, and thus one cannot trace where the information wasobtained. The intended results of the research were not obtained asthere were no control experiments and the data for the people withouthealth problems and consumed gluten was not found (American HeartAssociation, 2017).In conclusion, the story is less scientific, andit leaves the reader with many questions. The story has also used redflags to convince the readers that the information contained in it iscorrect.
American Heart Association. (2017). Low gluten diets linked to higherrisk of type 2 diabetes. ScienceDaily. Retrieved March 20,2017, from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170309120626.htm