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    « You Eat Less Comfort Food After Imagining Eating It | Main | Natural Trans Fats Are Good For Us »

    December 16, 2010


    Darwin Lo

    I noticed this same study and thought the same thing. You trained me well!

    Clyde Wilson

    I feel your pain: it is what drives me!

    Alexander J. Rinehart, MS, DC, CCN

    I get so frustrated with this too because it puts professionals at odds with one another. If I'm a huge protein fanatic, I can pick and choose hundreds of studies to support my case. If I'm a low-carb, vegan, vegetarian, I can find evidence to support my biases.

    Anyone can then persuade an audience that they're the expert, through lots of citations, but most every study is flawed, if not by design, by author bias and the disclosures they may or may not list.Like a copy of a copy of a copy, each little error gets magnified.

    Any oil will look great against trans fat oil in a study. Not too long ago, I came a cross a study on Soybean oil shown against trans fat to be better on some health measure...I google author's name and disclosures and he sits on the United Soybean Council. Then you could see a health claim on a product "soybean oil clinically proven to be healthier than other oils".

    99% of research seems to be characterized like this and then 1% finds a major discovery and it seems to keep the whole cycle going.

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