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Daily Mail’s distorted message on salt

Newspapers: accurately reporting cancer risk?

Newspapers: accurately reporting cancer risk?

Regular readers of this blog will be aware that misrepresentative reporting of health issues is one of our major bugbears. Unfortunately the phenomenon is so widespread in British newspapers that it is impossible for us to comment on every single example.

However, the article on page 9 of today’s Daily Mail illustrates perfectly how the media, and in particular the press, distorts scientific reviews and studies to generate scare headlines.

The story reports a small review … Continue Reading