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Protecting myself from CVD seems to be changing all the time. What am I supposed to believe?
A Health-related research is now described in popular newspapers and magazines rather than just medical journals, meaning that more and more people have access to the information. Researchers do not deliberately set out to mislead or confuse people. However, news reports may oversimplify the results of research studies, leaving out some of the qualifications and questions the researchers present with their findings. In addition, news reports may not differentiate between a preliminary finding and a result that has been verified by a large number of long-term studies. And researchers themselves must strike a balance between reporting promising preliminary findings to the public, thereby allowing people to act on them, and waiting 10-20 years until long-term studies confirm (or disprove) a particular theory.
Although you cannot become an expert on all subjects, there are some strategies you can use to assess the health advice that appears in the media; see the box “Evaluating Health N