Obesity Studies Can Be Misleading

Obesity studies linking sugar consumption to weight gain may be misleading due to researcher bias.  In trying to support the popular opinion on the impact of sugar, some scientists are being a little too selective in the data they report

obesity studies biasSome new studies about obesity may be misleading, because the doctors reporting the data have certain biases.

Two professors at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health took a critical look at past obesity studies and found that more than two thirds of the scientists who wrote them exaggerated the evidence that reducing sugar intake will reduce body weight.

Less than a third of these scientists also included findings that could not connect sugar to obesity.

Now, that’s not to say there is no connection between consuming sugar and gaining weight. But, these two professors, at least, claim that in trying to support the popular opinion on the impact of sugar, some scientists are being a little too selective in the data they report.

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