CBS News reports that the some of the nutritional studies cited in the recent ads for high fructose corn syrup were in fact paid for by companies with a financial stake in the outcome.
"Of the six studies CBS News looked at on the association’s Web site that “Confirm High Fructose Corn Syrup [is] No Different From Sugar,” three were sponsored by groups that stand to profit from research that promotes HFCS.
Oh, hey - Philip Morris called, and they just sponsored a study that says cigarettes are not addictive, and in fact are quite good for you.
Can finances really impact scientific test results??? Is it possible?
Last year, research from the Children’s Hospital Boston suggested that nutrition research, like medical and tobacco research, can be influenced when industry funds the studies. It showed that when studies were sponsored exclusively by food/drinks companies, the conclusions were four to eight times more likely to be favorable to the sponsoring company.
Shocking!!! You mean, that industrial giants might be more interested in profits than our health? Say it ain't so!