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Originally posted by LittleBlackEagle
i'm with ya sista!! i was just talking to my wife about this very issue. i have, for the thrid time now, not gone in for my cholesterol tests my Doctor so eagerly pushes. he had me on statins for about 4 months until i said hell no, they made my forgetfulness rise markedly and gave me aches and pains like nothing else. i have never had heart disease problem's anytime in my entire life nor has anyone on both sides of my lineage and we all have high cholesterol.
Funding of research by private companies is mainly motivated by profit, and are much less likely than governments to fund research projects solely for the sake of knowledge. The profit incentive causes researchers to concentrate their energies on projects which are perceived as likely to generate profits.
According to OECD, around two-thirds of research and development in scientific and technical fields is carried out by industries, and 20% and 10% respectively by universities and government.
Originally posted by deometer
Great OP, I wish these videos would've been included in it (since this seems to be getting so much attention):
The Oiling of America
How Bad Science and Big Business Created the Obesity Epidemic
Originally posted by davjan4
Ii have submitted an email to my local joint that is a food distribution for the poor and also has a "heath" clinic. I am an RN and have volunteered to teach nutrition.
Not a word back.
I know they read that email address. Before asking about volunteer opportunities I made a large donation. I immediatlty received a respnse from a live person thanking me. From the email address I addressed asking about opportunities to tach nutrition (on their website they sahy they have "nutrition counseling").
Perhaps they are not interested in having someone teach nutrition to these that really need it.
Maybe to them "health clinical for the poor with no insurance" means "vaccinations and medication samples" and not "how to get yourself healthy so you don't need our services".