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How Egg-Industry-Funded Studies Harm Public Health

The systematic review was limited to studies published after 2003, when nearly all cholesterol studies were funded by the egg industry, in contrast to earlier years when governmental bodies played a bigger role in cholesterol research.

How did a recent research review dupe Americans into believing that cholesterol isn’t a health concern? Ten of the 12 included studies were funded by the egg industry.

The systematic review was limited to studies published after 2003, when nearly all cholesterol studies were funded by the egg industry, in contrast to earlier years when governmental bodies played a bigger role in cholesterol research. Of 12 included studies, 10 were funded by the egg industry seeking to make cholesterol look innocuous.

Want to learn more about how faulty nutrition studies harm public health? Read the Misuse of Meta-analysis in Nutrition Research, my new JAMA commentary with Walter C. Willett, M.D., Dr.P.H., and Eric L. Ding, Sc.D., from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

 

Dr. Neal Barnard: How the Egg Industry Skews Science

Neal Barnard, M.D., talks about how egg industry-funded studies skew science to make it seem like cholesterol is safe.

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