Food industry funding influences research, according to an investigation published in JAMA Internal Medicine. The authors uncovered correspondence and other documentation that exposed the sugar industry’s influence on scientific results. An accompanying commentary published in the same journal supports these findings with a historic overview of various industries’, including meat and dairy, attempts to skew research in their favor.
Kearns CE, Schmidt LA, Glantz SA. Sugar industry and coronary heart disease research: a historical analysis of internal industry documents. JAMA Intern Med. Published online September 12, 2016.
Nestle M. Food industry funding of nutrition research: the relevance of history for current debates. JAMA Intern Med. Published online September 12, 2016.
WARNING: This post is not skewed by funding influences!
Nutrition Tip of the Day
Avoid eating while you are distracted – by watching TV, driving, or checking e-mail. Distraction during mealtimes can lead to overeating since you will be less focused on hunger signals and the amount of food you’ve eaten.