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Beverage research tied to corporate dollars

Conflict of interest seen when industry finances studies

By Stephen Smith
Globe Staff / January 9, 2007

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Scientific research on soft drinks, juices, and milk was four to eight times more likely to yield health results favorable to companies if it was sponsored by the food industry than research with no corporate ties, a study released last night found. The report suggests that nutrition research, like drug research, may be tainted by special-interest dollars. (Full article: 1109 words)

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