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Social media and science: Don’t choose a diet based on what’s trending

A new study is causing a lot of confusion and showing that social media and science might not mix.

Research published in the journal Cell Metabolism has made a lot of headlines with findings that show adults age 50-65 who ate more protein were more likely to die from cancer. That headline quickly spread across social media.

“I think the study is valuable because it does show we need to investigate this further,” said Mark Haub, associate professor and head of the human nutrition department at Kansas State University. “The problem is when the headlines come across in social media, they allude to cause and effect, so if somebody is only looking at the headlines or the first paragraph, they may see that and think they need to avoid protein, when in fact due to the weaknesses of the study, that’ s not going to be the case for everybody.”

Haub says what didn’t make the headlines is that people age 65 and older with the same dietary pattern tended to have a decreased risk of mortality from cancer. Those are details you wouldn’t find unless you looked past the 140-character headline.

“Social media is a great way to get information, but people need a filter and to be educated on what some of the problems may be when looking at health-related information and trying to make judgments or decisions about what might be best for them,” Haub says.

That’s why you should not choose a diet based on what’s trending. Instead, get informed about the diet or lifestyle and consult your physician before making the change, Haub says.

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The above story is based on materials provided by Kansas State University. The original article was written by Lindsey Elliott. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.

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    • Crazy Candy Crush
    • March 12, 2014
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    -It’s my dream to see Nate dunk from the free throw line.

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    • Billy B
    • March 12, 2014
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    i dont know aboout u gys but when i first saw Nate i though that he was
    the 50 cent of the nba 

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    • A Roces
    • March 12, 2014
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    more like 8-15% body fat. 4%, you have to be really lean and shredded out
    with muscles looking pump with veins popping with out even flexing

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    • Hmmmm Nice Bike
    • March 12, 2014
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    I’d hate to be the dude to get on Nate’s bad side…

    What’s the song by the way?

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    • YD Beatz
    • March 12, 2014
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    4% body fat? lmao! good video tho. Motivational.

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    • El Rey
    • March 12, 2014
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    Stay blessed my n*gga

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    • Bairom06
    • March 12, 2014
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    nate + d rose + dj + hinrich

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    • Ace Romero
    • March 12, 2014
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    This is merely proof of our young mentality. Youth has determination that
    with age turns into procrastination. Look at Shaq, Arnold, and 95% of every
    retired athlete phisically. Including myself.

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    • Ly123
    • March 12, 2014
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    nate made this video is too short 

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    • March 12, 2014
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    He’s a great player.

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    • DrakejuniorII
    • March 12, 2014
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    hope u come back strong nate

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    • StraxNateHD
    • March 12, 2014
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    Nate is the best I appreciate u man ! 

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    • Dean Peterson
    • March 12, 2014
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    ditch that obnoxious whiny “music”, or at least put in the background!

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    • Ryan Clarke
    • March 12, 2014
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    Your all haters. I wrestle and have 5% body fat and he is wayyyy more
    shredded than me. Quit hatin and start workin out you chumps lmao

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    • March 12, 2014
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    What’s the name of them neon green running shoes he’s wearing??????ANYBODY
    PLEASE

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    • asiankid9900
    • March 12, 2014
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    Man, Nate I wish you still in Chicago.
    Nate + Drose + Kyrie

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    • March 12, 2014
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    • Silo Milo
    • March 12, 2014
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    4% bodyfat means you look more like you’re walking around without skin,
    just muscles exposed.

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    • March 12, 2014
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    He is a BEAST.

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    • Dave Chow
    • March 12, 2014
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    nate’s an inspiration

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    • Davor Starac
    • March 12, 2014
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    yeah but nobody here trains like that….

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    • Trendy RoSi
    • March 12, 2014
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    floyd mayweather + 50 cent = Nate jk

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    • Marvin Barnett
    • March 12, 2014
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    he got that midget power…all midget be built like tanks!! ALL OF THEM!

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