Getting Down To the Facts

Searching for sources is not always fun… and when I say not always fun, It’s not really fun at all. But in order to do a research paper it is a must that you need to find souces. Here is a list of a few of the sources I have found for my research paper:

Article 1: The first article that I will definitely be using in my project is the cracked article itself.  “6 Ridiculous Science Myths You Learned in Kindergarten” is where I started my process. This article itself has many other sources in which it pulled it’s own information from. These sources are listed throughout the cracked article. The main claim of this article is that it is a myth that milk is good for your bones. The cracked article explains why this previously known fact is a myth and pulls information for other sources which are located in throughout the cracked article.

Article 2: “Controlled High Meat Diets Do Not Affect Calcium Retention or Indices of Bone Status in Healthy Postmenopausal Women” is another source that I found. One helpful thing about this specific article is that at the bottom it lists other articles citing this article. The main subject of this article is high meat diets and how they affect  calcium retention and indices in bone health. This article is not really about the main claim of the cracked article, but instead brings in another aspect. The article is talking about high meat diets and how that plays a role with calcium and bone health. The writers did an experiment testing controlled high and low meat diets. The reason I might use this article in my project is because it is different from all the other and talks about other side points that can in the end add to the project as a whole. The article also provides a lot of interesting information throughout the text.

Article 3: “Milk Matters: for strong bones, for lifelong health” is another one of my sources that I think will be very helpful in my project. This source is not actually just a plain article, it is an eBook. This is probably one of the most helpful soures that I found. The eBook is from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services. This source provides a plethora of information about milk, calcium and bone health. I really find this eBook helpful and interesting because the information is straight forward. There are also multiple pictures and charts that add the the eBook and make it that much better. The main subject of the article is about how milk and calcium ARE good for bones. When relating this source back to the cracked article, this source is going against what the cracked article is stating. This source is saying how milk is good for your bones. I think this is a good source to use, because it shows that opposing side to the cracked article and does so by using a lot of interesting and helpful information.

Article 4: “Calcium: It’s Good For Your Bones.” As the title reads, this article is all about calcium. I found this article by searching through the library database. This article is located on ProQuest.com. It contains a lot of facts and talks about how you can get more calcium into your diet. I like how this article talks strictly about calcium and what it does for bones because there is a lot of helpful information and after all, milk contains calcium. This article also challenges the cracked article.

Article 5: “Milk minerals (including trace elements) and bone health.” I found this article from the library database. What is cool about this article is that it contains a long list of other sources at the end. Like some of the other articles I skimmed through, this article talks about osteoporosis and ways to prevent it from happening. The focus of this article besides bone diseases such as osteoporosis, is the importance of ‘milk minerals.’ In relation to the cracked article, like many of the other articles I found, this one goes against was the cracked article is saying.

Article 6: “Got Calcium?” Once again this article came from the library database. You can also find this article by searching on ProQuest.com or Good Housekeeping. This article talks a lot about calcium and vitamin D. It is also very helpful because it gives out tips and other information about how to have  good bone health. This article goes against the cracked article.

Article 7: “The dairy debate: Does milk build stronger bones?” This article actually comes from the cracked article itself. The main focus of this article is questioning whether or not milk helps to build stronger bones. What is interesting about this article is that its not saying that milk isn’t good for you bones, but is basically stating that there are other efficient ways to receive calcium and such minerals besides milk. This article backs up the cracked article in a sense considering it is listed in the cracked article itself. However, this article is not stating that milk is not ‘not’ good for your bones, so it really gives you something to think about.

Article 8: “Calcium, dairy products, and bone health in children and young adults: a reevaluation of the evidence.” This is another article that is directly from the cracked article. Research is done in this article to prove if dairy products are better for bone health than other foods that contain calcium. This article backs up the cracked article because it is basically saying that dairy products to not bring anymore of a consistent benefit to children and young adult bone health then do other foods that contain calcium. However, once again this article is not necessarily  stating that milk is not good for bones.

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2 thoughts on “Getting Down To the Facts

  1. Wow. Great job breaking down all the sources. I can tell by the titles that all your articles are very closely related and you did a good job differentiating them with the description! Good luck on your paper!

  2. Props to all the visuals! I was so brain-dead after looking up all my sources and summarizing each one that I couldn’t bring myself to try and search for pictures to represent them.

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