SCI/241 Version 7: Nutrittional Study Worksheet 1


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SCI 241 Nutritional Study Worksheet

Resource: University of Phoenix Library and  the Internet

Select one  of the following topics to research: Coffee or caffeine

  • Eggs
  • Low-fat diets
  • Low-carb diets
  • Other  nutrition topic approved by your instructor

Research your topic using 2 nutrition articles that discuss your topic, but provide opposing viewpoints. Use the Internet, the University Library, or the search links provided  in the Week  2 Electronic Reserve Readings to locate the articles.

Write 50- to 200-word  responses to each of the following questions based your findings. Use your own words and provide examples to support your answers.

  • 1. What topic did you choose? Discuss the position of each of the two articles you selected.
  • 2. What health claims are stated in the articles, such as drinking coffee every day will lower one’s risk for cancer?
  • 3. Do any of the articles’ claims seem too good to be true?  Does it seem that the authors are seeking personal gain in any way?  Explain your answers.
  • 4. What are the respective sources of these articles (testimonials, peer-reviewed study)?
  • 5. Is the information presented in each article new or has it been studied extensively over time, achieving the same results?
  • 6. Now that you have  gone  through  the details of each article, do you have  any reservations about  the information in either one? If so, explain wh Has the process of analyzing the two articles changed your opinion on the topic? Explain your answer.