Ignore The Dumb-Bell Online


Here’s a shocker: An Internet forum may not be the best place to find fitness advice, according to an Australian study. After analysing 3 years of discussions on a Web-based body-building forum, researchers determined that the community encouraged fitness strategies that were potentially harmful. “The forum was a mecca of ‘bro-science,’ ” says Aaron CT Smith PhD, the study’s lead author. “Its recommendations were often extreme and unhealthy, including steroid use.”



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