Reliable nutrition information obviously is critical in the fight against obesity, diabetes and related maladies, together the biggest public-health issue in the world. Disturbingly, the contribution of elevated sugar/fructose consumption to obesity has been exonerated by high-profile but over-confident local scientists with strong links to the sugar industry and other sugar sellers. No surprise I guess, but what’s interesting is that this deeply flawed paper with its spectacularly false conclusion was published in a supposedly peer-reviewed science journal. Two eminent scientists have confirmed that the authors' somewhat reckless conclusion - "an inverse relationship" between sugar consumption and obesity, the Australian Paradox! - is belied by the readily available facts.I'm arguing near and far for the deeply flawed academic paper's retraction by the authors, the journal and/or the University of Sydney. It’s all documented at http://www.australianparadox.com/ and http://www.smh.com.au/national/health/research-causes-stir-over-sugars-role-in-obesity-20120330-1w3e5.html#ixzz20FXohd4R . Nothing has happened since March except the authors have pretended their paper is fine. It isn't. And it's simply unreasonable for the University of Sydney scientists to allow their spectacularly false conclusion – “an inverse relationship” between sugar consumption and obesity! – flowing from negligent data analysis teamed-up with an incompetent peer-review process to sit uncorrected in a science journal, misinforming scientists and nutritionists across the world via the Internet many months after the real facts have become clear. Given the unreasonable delay in correcting the scientific record already, one of the questions reasonable people now are asking is when does an inadvertent series of major errors deliberately left uncorrected become an academic and scientific hoax? Any thoughts, anyone?
South Australia! what's going on there!I'd assumed it was worse than this looking at the "man in the street".Get to the gym and eat vegatables people!
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