This sobering article details how a researcher successfully conned us into thinking chocolate helps weight loss. The media loves headlines like his, and soon we’ve read it so many times that we just “know” it’s true.

Not only is there fake research as detailed here, there are unsupported conclusions from real research, and preliminary findings that haven’t been replicated or conclusively proven. Bottom line is to look deeper and question.

Or as one prescient reader of the 4 April story in the Daily Express put it, “Every day is April Fool’s in nutrition.”

As an aside, I had to look up the word on this image, and learned that “sike” is urban slang for “psych” and is used to mean “I just psyched you out.”

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