Do you believe in medical science? Do you think that what has been published in the major medical journals reflects the truth and nothing but he truth? Then read this article by John Ioannidis entitled ”Lies, damned lies and medical science” published recently in The Atlantic.
Ioannidis has spent his career challenging his peers by exposing their bad science. Here is a quotation from the article: ”We could solve much of the wrongness problem, if the world simply stopped expecting scientists to be right. That’s because being wrong in science is fine, and even necessary—as long as scientists recognize that they blew it, report their mistake openly instead of disguising it as a success, and then move on to the next thing, until they come up with the very occasional genuine breakthrough.”
More and more journalists have realized that the drug companies aren’t thrustworthy either. Read for instance this article by Stephen Adams from the British newspaper The Telegraph. Or the document from Public Citizen:
For many years Walter Willett, head of the world´s largest dietary study situated at Harvard, has warned against saturated fat. This is most curious because none of the many Harvard studies has ever found that those who gorge in saturated fat are at a higher risk than those who follow the offical guidelines.
But now, in an interview by Marni Jameson in LATimes, he admits that fat is not the problem!