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Dangerous adverts of the past

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by notafanofsugar, Apr 5, 2020.

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Misleading adverts of the past - do you think they were bad science or misleading truths?

Poll closed Apr 19, 2020.
  1. Bad science

    1 vote(s)
    20.0%
  2. Purposefully misleading truths

    4 vote(s)
    80.0%
  1. notafanofsugar

    notafanofsugar Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Quarantine has had me Googling some of the adverts of the past. They're laughable today but makes you wonder how this RUBBISH scientific evidence ever was believed or whether it was misleading half-truths used purposefully. Either way, all of these will either make you laugh, or plain shock you!

    Ad 1: Donuts
    Fortified with vitamins?! What! (Perhaps only in America!)


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    Ad 2: 7-up AND MILK!
    Wow. Just... wow! How did this EVER get past into the public?


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    Ad 3: Smoking (of course doctors think its great!)
    If it makes money, will we ever be told the truth by an industry?


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    Ad 4: Sugar
    I'm just glad we now see through this ****!


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    If you've found any other ads, I'd love to see them.

    I also found this one which isnt food related but will make you think OH DEAR:

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    Yes... you read it right - DDT is good(!) for you!!
     

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  2. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi,

    Wow, so 7up in milk... Was that stuff carbonated back in the day?
    I've drunk Coke on top of milk in a hypo frenzy to pull it back inline.. Not a good mix on my guts..
     
  3. Geordie_P

    Geordie_P Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    To be honest, ad 4 (sugar ) isn't any stupider than the seemingly common NHS advice that T2's should load up on carbs. If you're saying oatmeal is healthy but eggs are unhealthy, or brown rice is healthy but meat is unhealthy, then I don't really see how that's much better.
     
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  4. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse · Well-Known Member

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    Those adverts weren't even bad science - they were nothing to do with science. Just manufacturers trying to persuade people to buy their product.
     
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  5. lovinglife

    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My Scottish father in law often drank milk with soda water for his digestion- he lived to 98 and was as fit as a biddy apart from blindness until his last couple of weeks of life mind you he also used to put holy water in his eyes for the blindness , he also had a porridge drawer, make porridge on a Sunday night put it in the drawer for a weeks supply :spitoutdummy: Smoked a pipe all his life, maybe it was his faith rather than his ministering that got him to a ripe old age lol;)
     
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  6. DavidGrahamJones

    DavidGrahamJones Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Not surprised. It would seem that everything these days is based on a lie. Even what's happening now has produced yet another bunch of lies. The Covid 19 figures are a joke as are the number of tests being given. It would seem that if I for example were to become ill, I'd have to be on deaths door before being given a test. The Health minister talks about 10,000 tests a day when some of the places for NHS people to go don't actually have any tests. You also have laboratories complaining that having volunteered their services in the middle of March they have heard nothing. Sorry, gone on a bit. I'm concerned.
     
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  7. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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  8. Member496333

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    Not really much different to half the rubbish being pedalled these days by bloomin' doctors. Low fat. Low cholesterol. Desserts for breakfast. Vegetable oils are good for you. Eat six times a day etc. etc.

    Nothing's really changed, in my opinion.
     
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  9. Ushthetaff

    Ushthetaff Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    A guy I worked with his mother smoked 10 fags a week, she was 92 , she went to the doctor with a cold like symptoms doc told her to pack in the fags , she told him it’s ok I’ll go home and take some paracetamol with my hot whiskey toddy lol
     
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  10. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I loved the smell of DDT when I was a kid... :D
     
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  11. Flora123

    Flora123 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Soda as in USA soda aka sugary soft drink or soda as in UK meaning soda water? Very different. Just wondering.
     
  12. lovinglife

    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Uk soda water
     
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  13. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    kev-w Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I always found the Carling Black Label ad where the guy cleans the planes side windows mid flight dangerous, I'm a window cleaner but I'd not do that job.
     
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  15. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I found the Cadbury’s Flake lady fascinating in my youth.
    Who knows, she’s probably the reason I’m here now.
     
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    lessci Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    iI've been told on more than one occasion that my Great-grandma kept cooked porridge in a drawer(1 slice or 2) and always thought it was my Dad pulling my leg. Maybe he was telling the truth!(She lived to 101!)
     
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    lessci Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Was that the one eating in the bath?
     
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  18. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes:):):)
     
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