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Red Wine Researcher Accused of Falsifying Data on Health Benefits
FoxNews.com ^ | 1/11/12 | AP

Posted on 01/11/2012 8:07:55 PM PST by ColdOne

HARTFORD, Conn. – A University of Connecticut researcher known for his work on red wine's benefits to cardiovascular health falsified his data in more than 100 instances, university officials said Wednesday.

UConn officials said nearly a dozen scientific journals are being warned of the potential problems after publishing his studies in recent years.

The researcher, Dr. Dipak Das, did some studies of resveratrol, an ingredient in red wine that has shown potential for promoting health.

But Dr. Nir Barzilai, whose research team conducts resveratrol research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, told The Associated Press that Das is not a major figure in the field. The new allegations will not make a material difference to resveratrol research, which is being conducted extensively around the world with encouraging results from many labs, Barzilai said.

Enthusiasm in the potential health benefits from red wine grew after a widely reported study in 2006 in which obese mice lived longer, healthier lives after getting resveratrol. Das was not involved in that research.

UConn officials said their internal review found 145 instances over seven years in which Das fabricated, falsified and manipulated data, and the U.S. Office of Research Integrity has launched an independent investigation of his work.

It wasn't immediately known Wednesday whether the irregularities in Das' research were significant enough to alter the conclusions.

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Das could not immediately be reached Wednesday, and messages were left for him through the union representing him.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: connecticut; dipakdas; nirbarzilai; redwine; resveratrol

1 posted on 01/11/2012 8:08:02 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne; neverdem; SunkenCiv; decimon; Smokin' Joe; JoeProBono
Thanks, ColdOne.

For the rest of you, *PING*.

Cheers!

2 posted on 01/11/2012 8:11:56 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: ColdOne

The moral of the story? Drink beer it tastes better and contains no resveratrol at all.


3 posted on 01/11/2012 8:15:11 PM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: Cacique; All


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4 posted on 01/11/2012 8:16:52 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: ColdOne

UB40 ain’t gonna like this.


5 posted on 01/11/2012 8:16:52 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Cacique

Resveratrol is what’s good for you.


6 posted on 01/11/2012 8:19:02 PM PST by Politics4US
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To: Cacique

>Drink beer it tastes better and contains no resveratrol at all.<

And turns ugly women into Victoria’s Secret supermodels in a couple..


7 posted on 01/11/2012 8:19:02 PM PST by max americana (Obama is a POS)
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To: ColdOne

Well he may have falsified data but he is right on the health benefits. /s


8 posted on 01/11/2012 8:28:19 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: ColdOne
"Das could not immediately be reached Wednesday, and messages were left for him through the union unicorn representing him." "Dont be a wino drink mor Beer"
9 posted on 01/11/2012 8:29:25 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: ColdOne

He’s just one of dozens, if not hundreds, of researchers pretty much getting all the same result - which is that red wine is about the healthiest drink possible for a human (with the possible exception of water). He just was lazy.

As to why it works - well, why should we be able to figure that out, we only spend $2.6T per year on medicine and employ 40,000,000 people in the field?


10 posted on 01/11/2012 8:31:38 PM PST by BobL ("Heartless" and "Inhumane" FReepers for Cain - we've HAD ENOUGH)
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To: ColdOne
Single malt Scotch. Have you ever seen a wine sipping sissy manly enough to swing a Claymore? I rest my case.
11 posted on 01/11/2012 8:36:46 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: ColdOne

12 posted on 01/11/2012 8:36:52 PM PST by iowamark
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To: BobL
“He just was lazy.”

Or regretfully unethical in his ambitiousness. I fear that this is rampant in biomedical research these days. It's not much different than blood doping etc. in the Tour de France, or steroids in baseball and football. Publish something ‘cool’ and get attention, funding, and perhaps a leadership position. Sad.

13 posted on 01/11/2012 8:37:24 PM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: iowamark

Have you heard? What’s the word? It’s Thunderbird!


14 posted on 01/11/2012 8:37:32 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: ColdOne

>> Das was not involved in that research.

Das ist nicht zehr gut.


15 posted on 01/11/2012 8:39:41 PM PST by Gene Eric (C'mon, Virginia -- are you with us or against us?!)
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To: dfwgator

Great call!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZoI1QKI1KY

“”Red, red wine
Goes to my head
Makes me forget that I
Still need her so

Red, red wine
It`s up to you
All I can do I`ve done
memories won`t go
memories won`t go

I just thought that with time
Thoughts of you would leave my head
I was wrong, now I find
Just one thing makes me forget

Red, red wine
Stay close to me
Don`t let me be in love
It`s tearin` apart
My blue, blue heart

I just thought that with time
Thoughts of you would leave my head
I was wrong now I find
Just one thing makes me forget

Red, red wine
Stay close to me
Don’t let me be in love
It’s tearin’ apart
My blue, blue heart””


16 posted on 01/11/2012 8:43:23 PM PST by iowamark
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To: grey_whiskers; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

In his defense, he was drunk at the time.


17 posted on 01/11/2012 8:51:17 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: SunkenCiv
In his defense, he was drunk at the time. LOL!
18 posted on 01/11/2012 8:54:32 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne; a fool in paradise

I wouldn’t be here today if not for fortified wine. Case closed.


19 posted on 01/11/2012 8:57:18 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: SunkenCiv
I guess I'll have to throw away all of my stock of

In Vino Veritas

collectibles...

Cheers!

20 posted on 01/11/2012 8:58:35 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: ColdOne

1 Tim. 5:23
Be no longer a drinker of water, but use a little wine for thy stomach’s sake and thine often infirmities.

That’s good enough for me.


21 posted on 01/11/2012 9:08:00 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> - - -)
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To: ColdOne

Resveratrol is bogus, but red wine is good for our health!

Now scientists have to go back to the lab to find out why, and if they can develop any good drugs from red wine.

In the meantime, we can all drink to each other’s health! Ziveli!!!


22 posted on 01/11/2012 9:12:31 PM PST by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: max americana
And turns ugly women into Victoria’s Secret supermodels in a couple.

Probably a good thing. There are a heck of a lot more ugly woman than there are Victoria’s Secret supermodels to go around.

23 posted on 01/11/2012 10:23:40 PM PST by fhayek
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To: ColdOne

How disappointing!

Now I’ll have to do my own research.


24 posted on 01/11/2012 10:54:39 PM PST by SmithL (If you reward certain behavior, don't be surprised if you see more of that behavior)
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To: ColdOne

What...Why don’t they just cover it up like the universities involved in the Global Warming scam.


25 posted on 01/11/2012 11:13:42 PM PST by Revel
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To: ColdOne

Das one should have become a climate scientist.


26 posted on 01/11/2012 11:22:47 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: Vendome
Well he may have falsified data but he is right on the health benefits.

I nominate him for Dan Rather award.

27 posted on 01/11/2012 11:48:58 PM PST by joe212
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To: Revolting cat!

Hilarious post of the day !!

Prolly me too !


28 posted on 01/12/2012 1:42:25 AM PST by onona (FR is continuing education)
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To: Gene Eric; All

Don’t know about any of you, but for years now I’ve noticed fewer and fewer ‘North American/English’ sounding surnames in the medical field.
Really - for a very long time.
Way before the threat of less compensation raised its head.
What’s up with that?

Wonder why fewer and fewer of ‘Yankee’ sounding names have become doctors . . . ?
It can’t just be the suing threat, can it?

Every time a new medical team opens in my county, there’s those hard-to-pronounce names with origins not here - unless 2nd generation - in maybe 80 percent of the cases.
Including women’s names.
From a variety of other countries, besides India.
And I don’t mean Poland or Italy!


29 posted on 01/12/2012 2:57:09 AM PST by USARightSide ( SUPPORTING OUR TROOPS)
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To: Honorary Serb

but red wine is good for our health!

Now scientists have to go back to the lab to find out why,...It’s the pasta to go with the wine, actually!


30 posted on 01/12/2012 2:58:05 AM PST by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: All

I’ll volunteer for further research, but it will have to be an extensive study using wine from all countries and take several years of travel.


31 posted on 01/12/2012 4:45:42 AM PST by newnhdad
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To: ColdOne
From August.....

Mistakes in Scientific Studies Surge

32 posted on 01/12/2012 4:57:20 AM PST by mewzilla (Santelli 2012)
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To: ColdOne

Why don’t such researchers go to jail for fraud?


33 posted on 01/12/2012 5:00:44 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: mewzilla
Another link, same topic, no subscription needed....

Retractions Of Scientific Studies Are Surging

34 posted on 01/12/2012 5:01:38 AM PST by mewzilla (Santelli 2012)
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To: dfwgator

lol! Well-played.


35 posted on 01/12/2012 6:11:35 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Safetgiver

The Greeks whom researchers study for “Mediterranean diet” health research drink their red wine mainly with pasta-free meals, as do I.

They use plenty of olive oil, though.


36 posted on 01/12/2012 6:20:54 AM PST by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: ColdOne
Health benefits of red wine
37 posted on 01/12/2012 8:26:27 AM PST by Tribune7 (Vote Perry)
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To: dfwgator
Have you heard? What’s the word? It’s Thunderbird!

What's the price? .50 twice!

38 posted on 01/12/2012 8:31:03 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: Revolting cat!

Well then, I trust you have another one on hand.


39 posted on 01/12/2012 8:41:16 AM PST by Erasmus (Rage, rage, against the dying of the light. Or, get out your 50mm/1.2.)
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To: Safetgiver
Now scientists have to go back to the lab to find out why,...It’s the pasta to go with the wine, actually!

In that case, I did good last night with Carmela's chicken (with canneloni) and a nice Chianti.

Yes, I asked for fava beans but they had none.

40 posted on 01/12/2012 8:46:39 AM PST by Erasmus (Rage, rage, against the dying of the light. Or, get out your 50mm/1.2.)
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To: Safetgiver
Naw, it was the Marinara all along. ;^) (If you can't make your own, get Newman's Own Sockarooni.)
41 posted on 01/12/2012 8:55:13 AM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they cannot be deceived, it's impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: ColdOne

My wife is putting the family on the GAPS diet for a while. Beer is verboten, but apparently Scotch Whisky and Gin are ok (in small quantities).


42 posted on 01/12/2012 8:57:01 AM PST by Disambiguator
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To: ColdOne

Now I can drink my white wine with a clear conscience.


43 posted on 01/12/2012 10:29:26 AM PST by 92nina
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To: ColdOne

Heh, I never liked most red wines, unless they’re mixed in Sangria. ;o)


44 posted on 01/12/2012 6:17:25 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: grey_whiskers; ColdOne

Nir Barzilai: “I’m on to Lado.”

See, that would have worked if the guy’s last name had been Lado. Now he’s even a bigger a-hole, just because of that. ;’)


45 posted on 01/13/2012 6:55:43 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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ad campaign idea:

Drink Red Wines -- Be Glad There Are No Blue Ones.


46 posted on 01/13/2012 7:01:36 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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