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The Hemsley effect: why we fall for celebrity food advice

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S Meddle/ITV/REX/Shutterstock By its very nature, science is full of uncertainty. Its strength – an innate desire to doubt, to challenge and to confront beliefs – is often its greatest weakness when it comes to engaging the public. This is particularly so in my area of interest, the world of food. Ask a dietitian or food scientist which foods are unhealthy and the likely answer will be along the lines of: “Well that’s an interesting question,