Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Industry Sponsorship Biases Nutrition Research

I just published a study showing industry sponsorship of nutrition research biases the conclusions. Please read the complete article for our results and conclusions:
Relationship between Funding Source and Conclusion among Nutrition-Related Scientific Articles
Lesser LI, Ebbeling CB, Goozner M, Wypij D, Ludwig DS PLoS Medicine Vol. 4, No. 1, e5 doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0040005

And the accompanying editorial:Does Industry Sponsorship Undermine the Integrity of Nutrition Research? Katan MB PLoS Medicine Vol. 4, No. 1, e6

Here are a bunch of news stories on it:
NPR : Researchers Find Bias in Nutrition Studies

WBUR (NPR Boston): Links Between Funding and Findings?
Boston Globe (front page): Beverage research tied to corporate dollars
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