by Marion Nestle
Jun 8 2023

New report on conflicts of interest in health research

Sponsor Influences on the Quality and Independence of Health Research: Proceedings of a Workshop
This report summarizes the proceedings of a workshop on the effects of industry funding in biasing health—and, therefore, food and nutrition—research.

The workshop covered the ways that funding sources (especially corporate funders) influence research quality and outcomes (precisely the topic of my book, Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat.

The report is a succinct yet thorough summary of the research on the effects of funding on research design, outcome, and interpretation.

Some of the speakers:

This report is a great place to begin if the topic is new to you.

And so is this, of course.