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Research Article

Relationship between Funding Source and Conclusion among Nutrition-Related Scientific Articles

  • Lenard I Lesser,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    ยค Current address: Tufts University Family Medicine Residency, Malden, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Cara B Ebbeling,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Merrill Goozner,

    Affiliation: The Center for Science in the Public Interest, Washington, D. C., United States of America

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  • David Wypij,

    Affiliations: Department of Cardiology, Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Clinical Research Program, Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • David S Ludwig mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: david.ludwig@childrens.harvard.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: January 09, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0040005

About the Authors

Lenard I Lesser, Cara B Ebbeling, David S Ludwig
Department of Medicine, Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Merrill Goozner
The Center for Science in the Public Interest, Washington, D. C., United States of America
David Wypij
Department of Cardiology, Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
David Wypij
Clinical Research Program, Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: david.ludwig@childrens.harvard.edu

Competing Interests

DSL is author of a book on childhood obesity (Ending the Food Fight).

Author Contributions

LIL and CBE participated equally in study design, data collection, analyses, and drafting of the manuscript. MG collected and analyzed data, and helped revise the manuscript. DW provided statistical advice, and helped revise the manuscript. DSL was the principal investigator, supervised the study, and helped write the manuscript.