Christopher Snowdon appears on BBC Radio Oxford
Mr. Snowdon argued that health advice does do some good, it is obvious that better education makes a difference, but often the advice given is so unrealistic it is bound to be broken. For example the advice to have 5 fruit or vegetables a day is not feasible for most people, and the figures were plucked out of nowhere by a Californian fruit company serving their own interests. Generally the advice sets a bench mark so that we make more effort than we otherwise would have, but common sense is usually just as effective.
Listen to the full programme here. Segment begins at 3:25.33.