• 27 JUL 14
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    Scientists Officially Link Processed Foods To Autoimmune Disease

    The modern diet of processed foods, takeaways and microwave meals could be to blame for a sharp increase in autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, including alopecia, asthma and eczema.

    A team of scientists from Yale University in the U.S and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, in Germany, say junk food diets could be partly to blame. ‘This study is the first to indicate that excess refined and processed salt may be one of the environmental factors driving the increased incidence of autoimmune diseases,’ they said.
    Junk foods at fast food restaurants as well as processed foods at grocery retailers represent the largest sources of sodium intake from refined salts.

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    • 20 NOV 13
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    Ben Goldacre: What doctors don’t know about the drugs they prescribe

    When a new drug gets tested, the results of the trials should be published for the rest of the medical world.

    Except much of the time, negative or inconclusive findings go unreported, leaving doctors and researchers in the dark.

    In this impassioned talk, Ben Goldacre explains why these unreported instances of negative data are especially misleading and dangerous.

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