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Junk Food and Junk Science

Junk Food Industry

Story at-a-glance -

  • An industry-funded study found children who ate candy were 22 percent less likely to be overweight or obese than children who did not
  • The findings were heavily publicized even though one of the paper’s authors called it “thin and clearly padded”
  • Funding scientific research gives the junk food industry a certain level of control over the results
  • It’s well-known that industry-funded research almost always favors industry

By Dr. Mercola

The junk food industry has a number of tricks up its sleeve to paint their disease-causing products in a better light. When your profits depend on people buying soda, candy, potato chips and other unhealthy snacks, good taste only goes so far.


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