Ben Goldacre: Battling bad science
Spend five minute or less on the internet, and you are likely to be bombarded with health advice. From nutritional supplements to dietary advice, there are a million and one claims out there, but evidence can be thin on the ground.
Luckily, professional debunker Ben Goldacre is on the case. Ben is a practicing medical doctor and epidemiologist who also unpicks dodgy scientific claims, whether they be from “scaremongering journalists, dubious government reports, phamaceutical corporations, PR companies” or just plain old quacks.
“Every day there are news reports of new health advice, but how can you know if they’re right? Doctor and epidemiologist Ben Goldacre shows us, at high speed, the ways evidence can be distorted, from the blindingly obvious nutrition claims to the very subtle tricks of the pharmaceutical industry.”