Industry-funded study of the week: Hummus this time
Dietary Patterns and Nutritional Status in Relation to Consumption of Chickpeas and Hummus in the U.S. Population. by Cara L. Frankenfeld and Taylor C. Wallace. Appl. Sci. 2020, 10(20), 7341; https://doi.org/10.3390/app10207341
Conclusion: ” Adults who consumed chickpeas and hummus were 48% and 62% less likely to have metabolic syndrome, respectively. Consuming chickpeas or hummus may be a practical means of improving diet quality and nutritional status. ”
Funding: This research was funded by an investigator-initiated, unrestricted educational grant from Sabra Dipping Co., LLC.
Comment: That’s what they all say about the sponsor’s role, despite substantial evidence to the contrary (in many other cases). Sabra is owned by PepsiCo.
Hat tip: To Daniel Bowmn Simon for sending me this one.