So, the Institute of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association have issued new reports on which fish are healthy, which should be eaten in moderation and which should be avoided by the young, the elderly and those with specific medical issues.
So, while some media heralded the news as "clearing up the existing confusion," I’m a little more cynical. Yes, the reports were concise and precise but, when will the contradictions begin? When will some Johns Hopkins researcher suddenly announce a new study that either muddies or disrupts yesterday’s findings entirely?
Medical research is a desperately important component to modern-day life but, from an image and reputation standpoint, the constant mixed messages and new research contradicting old reminds me a bit of the "boy who cried wolf."
Keep issuing those reports, guys, but don’t be angry if I don’t take the bait.