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The chocolate diet : a scientific hoax goes viral [electronic resource].

The chocolate diet : a scientific hoax goes viral

Löbl, Diana, film director. (Added Author).
Onneken, Peter, film director. (Added Author).
Giese, Wolfram, film producer. (Added Author).
hoopla digital. (Added Author).
Directed by Diana Lobl. (Cast).

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Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 53 min.)) : sd., col.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Dreamscape Media, LLC, 2019.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Diana Lobl.
Participant or Performer Note:
Diana Lobl.
Summary, etc.:
This film investigates how the multi-billion-dollar weight-loss industry systematically buys scientific research and uses it in its favor. Results based on questionable short-term studies find their way into respected publications and motivate physicians to prescribe such diets to their patients. When the film's producers publish their own study, which is so absurd no one should take it seriously, they realize the extent to which people will believe anything that claims to be scientific. It's only a question of time until everyone believes that chocolate is the best weight-loss accelerator!
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Chocolate.
Chocolate > Health aspects.
Nutrition > Psychological aspects.
Hoaxes.
Genre: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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