5 August 2016

This week 2013 fellow Timothy Caulfield put the spotlight on questionable health science in an article for Policy Options. There has been a lot of debate over doping in the weeks leading up to the 2016 Rio Olympics, but fewer people are discussing recent trends in sport medicine. Caulfield examines the science behind accepted practices like icing injuries and taking vitamin supplements, as well as new products like nasal breathing strips. “The Olympics are a wonderful celebration of athletic performance. But they have also become an international festival of sports pseudoscience.  It will take an Olympic–sized effort to fight this bunk and bring a win to the side of evidence-based practice.”

Read the full article here.

Timothy Caulfield

This unrivalled communicator is debunking myths and assumptions about innovation in the health sector – from research on stem cells to diets to alternative medicine – for the benefit of the public and decision-makers. 

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