Department for Health

Dr James Betts and Dr Keith Stokes disputes BBC Panorama and BMJ claims about sports products

Fri Aug 17 14:39:00 BST 2012

Dr James Betts and Dr Keith Stokes, Senior Lecturers in the University’s Department for Health have disputed BBC Panorama and the associated British Medical Journal (BMJ) series regarding sports products research.

The Panorama episode “ The Truth about Sports Products” claimed that evidence underpinning all sports products is weak and that widespread belief in these products is fuelled by industry corruption of academics and scientists.

This view was supported by a recent series of articles published in the BMJ that evaluated some of the evidence used to support claims about the products.

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