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BIG FAT Lies: Porky Pies about obesity

Dodgy Geezer Silver badge

Simple Answer...

...I often wonder why it is that people bother publishing “research” papers that are obviously incorrect. Is it that they're getting paid to spout bollocks?..

No, it's simpler than that.

It's that people WANT to read that kind of thing, and they will pay money to do so. The newspapers do not exist to be a public service - they exist to make a profit. Bad news sells. Research papers which come to some fiddly technical balanced conclusion don't sell.

That's why we're effectively fed a load of lies. Because we like it...

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