Dispatches and More or Less

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 12:00

Mike Rayner and David Stuckler were interviewed in a recent episode of Dispatches on Channel 4, which asked the question: "are we addicted to sugar?"

David Stuckler comments on the involvement of the sugar industry in research on sugar and its effects on health and Mike Rayner makes the case for a tax on fizzy soft drinks, as a way to reduce obesity and gain from knock-on health benefits.

Adam Briggs was interviewed on More Or Less, the BBC Radio 4 programme that looks at the statistics behind the news. The interview was about Adam's recent publication in the Christmas edition of the Britich Medical Journal, "A statin a day keeps the doctor away: comparative proverb assessment modelling study". As the More or Less website says, "The authors had their tongue firmly in their cheek, but the media largely took them at their word". Adam explains the thinking behind the paper [from 21:49].

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