Thursday, December 3, 2009

A Dose of Reality

The discussion of nutrition and health is impacted by preconceived opinions that manifest themselves as "food politics". From the soda in schools debate to GMO vs organics to HFCS, much is portrayed as a conspiracy rather than looking at facts

A very interesting study from the University of Alabama has brought a new perspective to the debate, identifying that often studies that show "no significant difference" are shelved in favor of those that make headlines - and match their preconceived opinions.

Now, we will probably find out that Coke financed the study, but it is a welcome dose of reality in a field that is often over-simplified and misunderstood.

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