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My Frustration Towards the "Lame Stream" Media

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 08, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Just read this article on Yahoo regarding people dying from diabetes without even knowing they have it. Tragic, yes. But the article writes that they are dying from ketoacidosis then goes on to infer that being in dietary ketosis is the same thing.

"Diabetic ketoacidosis is a complication of diabetes that occurs when body cells don't have enough glucose (sugar) to use for energy, so they switch to burning fat instead. (Body cells need insulin in order to take up sugar from the bloodstream; in people with Type 1 diabetes, little or no insulin is produced.) Breaking down fat for energy produces molecules called ketones, which are acids and can build up in the blood. If ketone levels climb too high, they can poison the body, causing chemical imbalances that can lead to coma, or death."

AHHHHH!!!! OK, I know I need to ask a question...What are your thoughts on this???

http://news.yahoo.com/people-dying-diabetes-never-knew-had-study-finds-130911564.html

http://www.jbprimal.com/blogs/news

2e5dc29c61f97d335ffb990508424719

on September 08, 2012
at 02:54 PM

BBF, Having been there I can assure you that was not my experience. It has more to do with the wrong paradigm taking hold and less to do with conspiracy.

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on September 08, 2012
at 01:51 PM

That's because our medical school professors all work for Pfizer, Roche, Bayer, J&J, GSK, etc.

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on September 08, 2012
at 01:45 PM

It'll happen when big agra stops funding them. As long as they get money by the barrel to say such things, they will continue to do so.

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7e36094a0f7a2fbad24290225405220b

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on September 08, 2012
at 01:02 PM

and I've read an article today stating that saturated fat causes diabetes and then goes on to say that eating too much 'saturated fat and sugar' is harmful to health. When are they going to separate those two and work out which is the harmful one!

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on September 08, 2012
at 01:45 PM

It'll happen when big agra stops funding them. As long as they get money by the barrel to say such things, they will continue to do so.

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on September 09, 2012
at 05:59 PM

There is a very important reaction we should all have: calm. It's a very long road ahead. Ten years from now, we'll still be reading articles that confuse ketosis and ketoacidosis. We'll be reading about the evils of saturated fat. And so on. The way these problems get fixed is by persistence, and it's hard to be persistent if you get too upset all the time. Fight back, but raising your blood pressure won't do the cause any good!

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96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on September 08, 2012
at 01:42 PM

MSM is well known for taking "news releases" by companies who have drugs or other products to sell and with few changes releasing them as news. This is one of the reasons you'll find a whole slew of articles released on the same topic from multiple news outlets simultaneously. (BTW, I love your term "Lame Stream Media" - I'll adopt it if you don't mind.) :)

Sometimes they'll point back to the source, lots of times, they won't.

Alternatively, they are also known for doing full interviews with various folks and not releasing them, then taking individual quotes from those and releasing them when it fits the story they wish to publish. So maybe they've had an interview with Dr. J Smith 5 years ago on some topic, then some study makes the news, they'll pull a supporting (or dissenting) and meld it into the article they're writing, when the good doctor had no idea about the current news item or study.

And in this case, of course they'll confound ketoacidosis with ketosis.

The article you point to was published on Fri, Sep 7, 2012, but it points to two other webpages on MyHealthNewsDaily of Oct 22, 2010 and Aug 19, 2010. Perhaps there's a relationship between Yahoo and MyHealthNewsDaily, or perhaps they wish to promote it.

This webpage shows us hints of this: http://www.techmedianetwork.com/news/2-22-2011.html

The company's newest sites launched within the past year, including TechNewsDaily, SecurityNewsDaily and BusinessNewsDaily, have already contributed 1 million additional monthly visitors. Leveraging its SEO expertise and syndication relationships with Yahoo!, MSNBC.com, CBSNews.com, FoxNews.com and The Christian Science Monitor, TechMediaNetwork traffic overall - including the long-established brands SPACE.com, TopTenREVIEWS and LiveScience - experienced 163 percent growth year-over-year.

(Bolding is mine) - note SEO - search engine optimization and Yahoo. Likeley this "news" article is rehashed old news handed over to Yahoo as part of their relationship to point back to their site, and allow search engines such as Bing, Google, (and Yahoo) to link these articles together and raise their ranking, thus drive traffic to both.

Even better the end of that Yahoo article says the following:

Copyright 2012 MyHealthNewsDaily, a TechMediaNetwork company. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

So that, right there shows you the underlying mechanism. :)

These kinds of "Duh, no shit" articles are a safe source of fake news to drive traffic between their site and generate ad revenue. It's not about news as much as it is about traffic, SEO, and advertising.

These are not written by people who care about ketosis vs ketoacidosis, but rather by people who were given a directive to drive traffic, and do so by summarizing and pointing to other media properties. I'm actually surprised that there's no mention of some big pharma drug, but perhaps these poor ad folks are from the "B-Ark" and weren't able to secure funding from some big pharma when they wrote this crap.

Or maybe, the funding came from the American Heart Association and the journal Diabetes Care, which one of the two articles linked off the Yahoo content mentions.

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2e5dc29c61f97d335ffb990508424719

on September 08, 2012
at 01:02 PM

Another reason you should be able to sue journalists for malpractice. Technically the answer is correct but it assumes the reader already knows the difference.They are not the only ones to conflate ketosis and ketoacidosis. I have met some physicians who do not know the difference.

0a9ad4e577fe24a6b8aafa1dd7a50c79

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on September 08, 2012
at 01:51 PM

That's because our medical school professors all work for Pfizer, Roche, Bayer, J&J, GSK, etc.

2e5dc29c61f97d335ffb990508424719

on September 08, 2012
at 02:54 PM

BBF, Having been there I can assure you that was not my experience. It has more to do with the wrong paradigm taking hold and less to do with conspiracy.

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on September 09, 2012
at 06:10 PM

Umm... my inner conspiracy theorist in me says: Big agra has a big influence with these studies, after all if you're not stuffing yourself full of their glycating, sugar rich Genetically Modified Foods on a daily basis of course its "dangerous". Dangerous to their pocketbook..... So stay out of ketosis, eat more allergen mutated wheat and be healthy lol.

Though I am shocked that even doctors don't know the difference between ketosis and ketoacidosis.

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