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Your Morning Fry-Up Is Killing Obese Mice And Other Media Scare Stories

by | 7th, April 2010

ON 10 March, the Express ran the headline ‘Death by fry-up’ on its front page, claiming the full English breakfast was ‘lethal’, writes MacGuffin of Tabloid Watch :

It was a lazy bit of churnalism designed to flog a ‘weight management product’.

But on 1 April, the Express changed its mind about the humble fry-up :

A bacon fry-up at breakfast could be the healthiest start to the day

No, it wasn’t an April Fool’s joke the Express’ health reporting is this ridiculous every day. And like the ‘fry-up is lethal’ one, this ‘fry-up is healthy’ article was written by Jo Willey.

Isn’t consistency a wonderful thing?

Moreover, the research was short of conclusive, having been conducted on mice rather than, say, humans eating fry-ups.

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