Tag Archives: Studies

Food myths and what happens when the industry pays for nutrition studies – San Francisco Chronicle

When you grab a bag of Barkthins, a product billed as “snacking chocolate” that is made of slivers of pretzels or nuts in a light coating of dark chocolate, you won’t see anything about health on the label. The U.S. government won’t allow it, but the nutrition claim is no longer necessary. Among consumers, dark… Read More »

Meta-analysis finds high but variable STI rates in PrEP studies – is PrEP the cause or a potential solution?

Werner and colleagues analysed STI rates in 24 papers concerning 20 different studies of PrEP in gay and bisexual men. These studies included randomised controlled studies such as iPrEx, PROUD and Ipergay and their open-label extensions, as well as studies targeting particular populations such as the PrEPare study for teenagers. They also included country-specific demonstration… Read More »

Problematic PR releases: Medical studies backed by food industry trade groups

November 6, 2018 Posted By Categories Joy Victory is Deputy Managing Editor of HealthNewsReview.org. She tweets as @thejoyvictory.  Small study. Big health claims. Trade group involvement. It’s a pattern we’ve seen time and again in news releases linking a food to a questionable health benefit. Long considered a downmarket cooking oil with ho-hum health benefits,… Read More »