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Conflicts of interest may bias research into sugary drinks and obesity

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 02 January 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:f7654
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Studies whose authors have some links to the food industry are five times as likely to report no association between consuming sugary drinks and weight gain than studies whose authors report no such conflict of interest, new research shows.1

Researchers from the University of Navarra in Spain identified 17 published systematic reviews (with 18 conclusions) that examined the association between …

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