Fake news, malicious misinformation or just the way science progresses?

In the world of health and healthcare information, consumers may sometimes be perplexed by the plethora of often conflicting information and expert opinions.

First "Cholesterol is bad" and then "No, actually sugar is the real criminal". Just what is the truth? And why do experts whom we rely on keep changing their minds?

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 02, 2018, with the headline 'Fake news, malicious misinformation or just the way science progresses?'. Print Edition | Subscribe