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Not Prince Hamlet

"Full of high sentence, but a bit obtuse."

Milk: It Does the American Dairy Council Good

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Boston researchers have concluded that scientific studies of the nutritional content of beverages are biased by whoever pays for the study. It's something that has long since been documented in pharmaceutical studies and taken as a given in nutrition studies, but here is the first documented study to prove it. Studies entirely funded by an industry (such as the American Dairy Council) were four to eight times more likely to produce results favorable to the funder. And, more significantly, not one of the 538 studies examined that had been fully funded by an industry found fault with that industry's beverage. Not one.


posted by Not Prince Hamlet, 9:11 AM


I heard a little about this on NPR this morning and my first thought was "I bet Rocky will be all over this." Isn't it comforting to know that your old friends from college know you so well?
commented by Blogger stephanie, 7:01 PM  

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