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Define control group

group that is used as reference and does not receive treatment



Fake or sham treatment used to ensure the credibility of an experiment


Blind Study

The experimental group does not know whether they are receiving a placebo or real treatment


Double Blind Study

Neither the researchers, nor the experimental group know which is receiving the actual treatment


What are 5 red flags that may indicate a questionable source of nutrition information?

Scare tactics
sounds too good to be true
promises quick easy remedies
based on one scientific study
Attacks traditional scientific medicine
Testimonials and anecdotes
vague meaningless scientific terms