How Research Has Skewed The Data On Fizzy Drinks

0 Comments

Previously, I told you about Big Sugar trying to convince the public that sugar is not as bad for your health as what years of scientific research has proven time and again.

Despite making this ridiculous (and very unscientific) claim, Big Sugar managed to use its power and influence to get their bogus claim published in a prestigious medical journal.

Of course, there’s another industry that enjoys almost unconditional support from so-called “unbiased” scientific community: fizzy drinks manufacturers (Big Fizz).

No fuss for Big Fizz

According to a recent study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the bias involved in studies that defend sugar-sweetened beverages is striking — even by industry-sponsored study standards.

For the study, researchers analysed 60 trials, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses. Of all the research material reviewed, 26 found no link between sugar-sweetened beverages and diabetes or obesity.

And guess what? Those 26 studies just so happened to be funded by Big Sugar. But that should come as no surprise, because it is a known fact that Big Sugar and fizzy drinks manufacturers have always been bedfellows.

However, of the other 34 studies — the ones that linked diabetes and obesity with the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages — only 1 received funding from the sugar industry.

In other words, studies funded by Big Sugar were 34 times more likely than independent studies to find that sugar-sweetened beverages are not linked to diabetes and obesity.

It’s no wonder the public has been struggling for so long to realise just how detrimental sugar (and fizzy drinks) are to their health. With deceptive scientific data like this who can blame them? Even more so when health regulators are all too happy to accept handouts from Big Sugar and Big Fizz any chance they get… just like the researchers they’re supposed to be keeping on the straight and narrow.

But here’s the problem when it comes to research: Funding can be a potential source of bias. Especially if studies are designed to prove a specific point. Because let’s be honest, Big Sugar and fizzy drinks manufacturers aren’t going to support research that says negative things about the very products they’re trying to sell us.

For that reason, bias is hard to completely rule out. But the bias proven by this study is so far out of the ordinary that it’s truly shocking.


Disclaimer: Bear in mind the material contained in this article is provided for information purposes only. We are not addressing anyone’s personal situation. Please consult with your own physician before acting on any recommendations contained herein.

Sources:

medscape.com/viewarticle/871167

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
No comments have been found.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Don't Forget Your Free Report



Just RSVP below for immediate access to this valuable report, with our sincere compliments.

As you'll discover in your FREE report, there are safe, natural ways to protect your heart without the use of risky, side-effect-ridden drugs.

And that's not all. When you enter your email address, you'll also receive the Daily Health e-letter. Each day in the Daily Health, you'll get:

• News on the latest cutting-edge natural health breakthroughs.
• The truth behind mainstream health headlines
• First access to new product releases
• And much, much more!

Enter your email address below to receive your FREE report, 10 Steps To Healthy Cholesterol Levels. We'll deliver it straight to your inbox in a matter of minutes.

10 Steps To Healthy Cholesterol Levels



Just RSVP below for immediate access to this valuable report, with our sincere compliments.

As you'll discover in your FREE report, there are safe, natural ways to protect your heart without the use of risky, side-effect-ridden drugs.

And that's not all. When you enter your email address, you'll also receive the Daily Health e-letter. Each day in the Daily Health, you'll get:

• News on the latest cutting-edge natural health breakthroughs.
• The truth behind mainstream health headlines
• First access to new product releases
• And much, much more!

Enter your email address below to receive your FREE report, 10 Steps To Healthy Cholesterol Levels. We'll deliver it straight to your inbox in a matter of minutes.