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Thursday, December 29, 2005

Is The Half Empty Glass Half Full?

It appears somebody in Times of India doesn't like vitamin D. On Wednesday, some US scientists released a report claiming that high doses of vitamin D could reduce the risk of some common cancers including breast cancer, ovarian cancer and colon cancers.

This claim was reported by the news media virtually all over the world. From CTV in Canada to The Daily Telegraph in Australia carried this story. And virtually all of them had the same title. Except The Times of India. See below:
The TOI sourced its report (with a New York byline) to BBC News online edition. The BBC News report has more than 20 paragraphs. Out of them, only one paragraph (the 11th one) mentions about the risks of taking too much vitamin D. For some reason, this paragraph caught the eye of the TOI news people.

The TOI report has 6 paragraphs. Two of these (the 1st and the 4th) talk about the dangers of too much vitamin D.

Curiously, this Reuters report does not even mention the dangers of taking too much vitamin D.


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