Saturday, January 29, 2005

Coca Cola studies: not the real thing

Can sodas really increase risk for type 2 diabetes? A study last fall seemed to excitedly say yes but in this article Steve Milloy claims that Harvard researchers "failed to disclose key contradictory data amid their effort to sow panic about soda consumption."

This leads to a constant complaint of mine: nutritional studies can be beneficial, but media hype isn't. Take the last few weeks. Should we drink nonalcoholic beer because it cured cancer in mice? And if we do, will it counteract the wine we drink to stay smart?

Makes me wish the Harvard researchers and other scientists would pass up press conferences and just stay in their labs until they discover something helpful.

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