The best way to decide what to eat is to look at research. Unfortunately, not all research is reliable, as the article from Nutrition Action below points out.
Make no mistake. Industry funding is about marketing, not science.
Scary. Read the original article to see the graphs and link to the clinical trial simulation game.
Failure to publish the results of all clinical trials is skewing medical science
Jul 25th 2015 | The Economist
Wonderful article explaining why we can’t take each scientific study as “truth”, yet science is still providing us with the best answers. Make sure you read it at the origin, so you can play with the interactive graph.
It’s just a hell of a lot harder than we give it credit for.
By Christie Aschwanden | Aug 19, 2015 | FiveThirtyEight
If you think you can rely on scientific research as truth, you’d be wrong, according to this article. I certainly will be much more skeptical of research from now on. Well explained, a must-read article from The Economist:
Scientists like to think of science as self-correcting. To an alarming degree, it is not
The Economist, Oct 19th 2013
Be careful with scientific research headlined in newspapers! From The Economist print edition:
One group of researchers thinks headline-grabbing scientific reports are the most likely to turn out to be wrong
This article from Discover Magazine includes an eye-opening section on interpretation of clinical research studies and doctors’ understanding of it.
I am passing this article on to my doctor.