The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Science Based Medicine
It is far healthier to move more than to move less. Simple advice, but extremely useful.
However, there is an industry of medical advice, which is definitely a double-edged sword. The average person now has more access to useful medical information than at any time in our history, and it is expanding every day. At the same time, there is more medical misinformation which may be causing more harm that the useful information is resulting in good.
Misinformation takes many forms. Sometimes the information is ideological, sometimes it is specifically for marketing purposes. Often the information itself is the product, in which case there is an incentive to make the information seem special, privileged, and particularly valuable.
The problem for the purveyors of information is that everyone potentially has access to the same data, the same published studies, and the same consensus of expert opinion. There is genuine value inpost was originally published on this site