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Why that corn-syrup-and-autism study leaves such a sour taste

By Emily Willingham The paper Grist highlighted constructs a Rube Goldberg-style house of cards that collapses when you take the most basic look at its data and assumptions.
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Things that correlate with autism

Odd : Boing Boing (last year)

"Things that correlate with autism" is basically an entire genre of scientific research, in and of itself, and nobody does a better job of breaking those studies down than Emily Willingham. Read Post

New study links autism to high-fructose corn syrup

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Grist (3 years ago)

By Tom Laskawy New science suggests that the ubiquitous sweetener may interact with environmental factors -- such as exposure to heavy metals and pesticides -- to impact childhood development. Read Post

Autism and high-fructose corn syrup: A deeper look

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Grist (3 years ago)

By Scott Rosenberg Grist's editor discusses the furor around last week's post about a study that sought to tie the U.S.'s most popular industrial sweetener to increases in autism rates. Read Post


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