The documentary, which promotes the ‘Ketogenic Diet’, features several people who claim that the high fat, high protein diet has alleviated conditions such as asthma and autism. One woman even claimed that the diet shrunk her breast cancer.
According to Fairfax Media, Australian Medical Association president Dr Tony Bartone is concerned about the documentary’s effect on vulnerable members of society, believing that some people, such as cancer patients, may take this information more seriously than the advice of their doctor.
“All forms of media have to take a responsible attitude when trying to spread a message of wellness,” Dr. Bartone said.
“Netflix should do the responsible thing. They shouldn’t screen it. The risk of misinformation … is too great.”