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Researcher criticised for comments on the Atkins diet

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7412.414-e (Published 21 August 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:414
  1. Sue Mayor
  1. London

    A leading UK researcher in nutrition has been criticised by newspapers alleging that she had a conflict of interest, after she said that the high protein Atkins diet was based on “pseudo-science” at a recent press briefing, even though a report from the apparently competing funding source was also discussed at the briefing.

    Dr Susan Jebb, head of nutrition and health research at the Medical Research Council's Resource Centre for Human Nutrition Research, Cambridge, said at a press briefing on “faddy diets” organised by the Science Media Centre …

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