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More work by a prominent food researcher, including a study that took aim at the "Joy of Cooking," has been retracted because of problems with the data.
The Annals of Internal Medicine retracted a study that said the book's recipes changed with updated editions to include more calories and bigger portions. It said a reanalysis by co-author Brian Wansink resulted in numbers that differed — "many substantially so" — from the published versions.
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The 2009 study had examined recipes in the cookbook to assess the role home cooking might play in fueling obesity. At the time, Wansink told The Associated Press he wondered whether the focus on dining out was deflecting attention away from changes people could make at home.
The retraction is the latest for Wansink, who resigned from Cornell University in September after a school investigation found he engaged in academic misconduct, including misreporting of data. The Annals of Internal Medicine said it subsequently reached out to Wansink, who said the study's conclusions...
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