There has been widespread media coverage this week about a recent case about a British teenager blinded by severe nutritional deficiencies. Sadly, much of the coverage has been inaccurate and missed the point. He wasn’t blinded by junk food and he wasn’t just a fussy eater.
An objective and factually correct article appeared in 'Science based medicine' that does well to set the record straight on some important details that have been missed by the popular press
. The article, written by Clay Jones, and published on September 6th can be read here. We have also obtained the original case report (Harrison et al 2019 Blindness caused by a junk food diet) and have uploaded it to the resources section of our website.