Editorials

Implausible results in human nutrition research

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6698 (Published 14 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6698

Re: Implausible results in human nutrition research

John Ioannidis wishes that all observational and small trial claims from nutritional research would stop. Were they to do so, the Daily Express would lose about one quarter of its front page headlines: Two portions of veg wards off Alzheimer's, Secret of avoiding heart disease, One glass of wine prolongs life. If those headlines have not actually appeared, I'm sure they will one day.

Competing interests: No competing interests

19 November 2013
Neville W Goodman
Retired Anaesthetist
Bristol, UK
Bristol, BS9 3LW, UK