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December 17, 2008
In my book, Diabetes: Sugar-coated Crisis, I made the case that most dietary advice is strongly influenced by the food industry. If I had known then what I know now, I would have made an even stronger case.
A November 25 article from The Philadelphia Inquirer reports several cases of health “authorities” who are paid by food industry sources.
If there’s one thing I have learned from the last few years of research, it’s this. Science is a rigged game. It’s not an objective search for truth; it’s a way of finding the truths that meet the sponsors’ needs. This might make you think twice about advice like the “eggs are bad for you” study I reported a couple of weeks ago. Never respond to one study or one “authority,” even if it’s your doctor. Find multiple sources; then decide. We’re lucky to live in a time when it’s fairly easy to do such research.
Happy holidays to everyone! It’s been great sharing with you and reading your comments in 2008. See you next year, or visit me at www.davidsperorn.com.
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