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Influential nutritional research often funded by industry, study finds

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 11 January 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:62
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. 1New York

    Influential articles about nutritional research are often funded by industry and are four to eight times more likely to reach conclusions that find in favour of its products, says a study in PLoS Medicine (2007;4:e5).

    Daniel Ludwig, an author and director of the Optimal Weight for Life programme at Children's Hospital, a Harvard medical institution in Boston, told the BMJ, “It's widely recognised that when a drug company pays for research, the results are likely to be favourable to the company. The question hasn't been widely …

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