Journalists reports Holford claims which were pre-fisked on HolfordWatch

Last weekend, Ben Goldacre discussed some of the benefits of blogs over the mainstream media. As if to confirm this, yesterday Female First – a ‘Celebrity Gossip Magazine’ – has ran a credulous report on Holford’s views on statins. Bad enough in itself, but exactly these claims were thoroughly fisked on HolfordWatch on May 29th. Oh dear…



Filed under Holford, patrick holford, statins, supplements

5 responses to “Journalists reports Holford claims which were pre-fisked on HolfordWatch

  1. Ted Logan

    Even worse – it’s truncated in the sidebar to “Why statins should not be prescribed”! I have left my two cents on the matter in the Comments box.

  2. Thanks Ted – yes, it was somewhat unfortunate. Good to see a critical comment on the article.

  3. How ridiculous. A simple google search would have brought this up and saved everyone the nonsense.

  4. Claire

    Echoing JonHW, good to see critical commentary following PH into the bastions of celebrity/shopping/gossip mindlessness. I fantasise about a crack team of scientifically literate women taking to task the editors of women’s magazines who continually and uncritically promote such people.

  5. Wulfstan

    I thought that the women of Inky Circus were going to do something like that but it has never transpired. I don’t know if that is because women’s magazines would be more unreceptive than most other media – possibly because their advertisers would object?

    Shrugs – who understands the ways of advertisers?

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