Mediterranean Diet & Hip Fractures
I found this article on foxnews.com in the health section. Overall this article was well written and organized. Although this article does not have a reported author it was endorsed through FOX News and published on March 28, 2016. The lack of a cited author indicates a possibility that the author is not a credible source or does not hold the credentials to publish information about one's health. This does not necessarily point towards that as being fact, however having a cited author could clear up any misconceptions about the article and the author. Also, the small margin of difference between the risks of hip fractures from significantly different diets begs the question of motive for publishing an article on a major media outlet. Although the author who remains unnamed had scientific references from prestigious academic institutions such as Harvard professor Dr. Walter Willett, the article itself has little scientific infusion aside from scientific references and participants of a volunteer study. This could lead to a possible assumption that the author of the article is not well versed in nutrition or any scientific literature for that matter; which again begs the motive for writing the article as being more eye-catching and less factual and productive to the reader. Another questionable point in this article is when the author states the omission of calcium as a piece of the Mediterranean-style diet. The common reader should most likely be able to recognize the connection between calcium and bone health realizing that logically bones would be more likely to fracture with the absence of calcium in their diet. This information can be contradictory to common knowledge about nutrition and bone health.