I’m on a panel for the NYAS’s conference on Conflicts of Interest in Healthcare: Opportunities for Self-Reflection and Action, June 24-25. Location: 7 World Trade Center. 250 Greenwich St, 40th Floor. Information and registration are here. My panel is on the 25th at 10:45 a.m. , Session VI: Hot topic discussion: getting to the truth in nutrition science. Other panelists are Mona Calvo fro Penn State, Mehmood Khan from Life Biosciences, and Linda Van Horn from Northwestern. Moderator is Julia Belluz from Vox.
Guess who funded the contradictory fructose study?
Today, Michael Goran and his colleagues published an NIH-funded study demonstrating that the proportion of fructose in products made with high fructose corn syrup is often higher than 55%—as much as 60% to 67%.
This matters because of concerns that high intake of fructose might induce insulin resistance and other metabolic problems.
Today also, a different group of investigators published a study saying just the opposite. Fructose in products, it says, is in close agreement with the amount expected.
Really, these kinds of results are so predictable that all I have to do is see the results to guess who must have funded the study.
Coincidence? I don’t think so.