Scientific American published an article recently, Why Almost Everything Dean Ornish Says about Nutrition Is Wrong, which attempts to contradict years of professional nutritional research and advocacy by using a tactic itself that the article accuses Dr. Ornish of using: 

It’s possible to cherry-pick observational studies to support almost any nutritional argument
— Melinda Wenner Moyer, Scientific American

Indeed, the article's author seems to be a victim of everything she accuses Dr. Ornish to be: someone conflating causation with correlation and sloppily presenting an opinion without citing controlled studies and conducting basic fact-checking. Thank goodness Dr. Garth Davis decided to evalute...in detail,..the author's accusations. Here is a sample:

This has been a long post, but I am only barely skimming the the amount of scientific support for Dean Ornish. I think it is both anti intellectual and irresponsible for a journalist, with no experience in the field, to dismiss the life’s work of one of the giants in nutritional research.
— Dr. Garth Davis, Facebook

Dr. Kahn also provided a short video response to the SA article:

Reading the SA article and Dr. Garth Davis' response is both depressing and uplifting - depressing that slipshod journalism is passed off as fact, but uplifting to know that dedicated medical professionals are willing to respond to the constant attempts to discredit the incredible, undeniable benefits of a whole-foods, plant-based diet. Please read both articles and share your thoughts below.

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