Reflecting on Bias in Nutrition Research

Reflecting on Bias in Nutrition Research

This is a guest post from John Coupland, Ph.D. It originally appeared here. Academic food scientists (like me) are sometimes accused of being entirely in the pocket of the food industry and thus our opinions and expertise are easily dismissed. … Continue reading

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The Problem with Science Funded by Industry

The Problem with Science Funded by Industry

It seems like every week we read about new and groundbreaking research that proves food X is rich in nutrient Y, so we should consume it more often to reduce our risk of Z. While we have no doubt that … Continue reading

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Eating Too Much? You May Be Sleeping Too Little

Eating Too Much? You May Be Sleeping Too Little

  The Mayo clinic ran a small study on 17 adults over the course of 8 nights. They were split into 2 groups. One group slept 80 minutes less than the other. The subjects’ activity and food intake was recorded … Continue reading

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Resveratrol Health Benefits Relied on Faked Data

Resveratrol Health Benefits Relied on Faked Data

Red wine aficionados take note: The health benefits of antioxidant resveratrol may have been exaggerated or outright falsified. A researcher from the University of Connecticut played around with data in 145 different studies over the course of seven years, in order to make … Continue reading

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What Do Strawberries Have to Do with ADHD Kids?

What Do Strawberries Have to Do with ADHD Kids?

A new study by US and Canadian scientists is linking ADHD to pesticide. Researchers found that kids with high levels of pesticide residue in their urine were more likely to suffer from the challenging attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Unfortunately some … Continue reading

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Study: Fruit & Veggies DON’T Prevent Cancer

Study: Fruit & Veggies DON’T Prevent Cancer

Earth shattering news – veggies and fruits won’t stop the big C. A 9 year study of over 400,000 men and women showed a very weak link between fruit and vegetable consumption and the risk of contracting cancer. The study … Continue reading

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Should PepsiCo be Funding Obesity Research at Yale?

Should PepsiCo be Funding Obesity Research at Yale?

Yale is certainly not the first university, nor the last, to receive corporate donations. Despite the hefty tuition fees, many schools obtain orders of magnitude more money from alumni, philanthropists, and corporations than from students. The dollars are used to … Continue reading

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Can We Trust Industry Funded Food Research?

Can We Trust Industry Funded Food Research?

This was the subject matter at one of yesterday’s most important and interesting sessions at ADA’s Nutrition Conference in Denver. Unfortunately, it was one of the least popular sessions, with only 50 or so participants. The American Dietetic Association is … Continue reading

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Be a Man – Eat your Veggies [Better Sperm Count]

Be a Man – Eat your Veggies [Better Sperm Count]

A study conducted in Spain has found that men who regularly consume fruits and vegetables have improved semen quality: The study found that “men with good semen quality ate more vegetables and fruit (more vitamins, folic acid and fiber and … Continue reading

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Chewing Gum Make Kids Smarter. Yeah, Right.

Chewing Gum Make Kids Smarter. Yeah, Right.

The LA Times reports on a new study showing that kids who chew gum perform better academically: The study was conducted by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and was sponsored by the Wrigley Science Institute. The study included 108 … Continue reading

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