Editorial: Exaggerated claims used in marketing: ASEP`s commitment to preventingunethical presentation of research data
Robergs, Robert A. (2002) Editorial: Exaggerated claims used in marketing: ASEP`s commitment to preventingunethical presentation of research data. Journal of Exercise Physiology Online, 5(2).
In the May 2001 issue of the J Exerc Physiolonline, Armstrong et al. published a study on the use of a commercial thermogenic weight-loss supplement (Xenadrine RFA-1, Cytodyne Technologies) on body composition and energy expenditure in obese subjects. The authors of this study presented their data in an ethical fashion. However, subsequent use of the study findings for marketing of the product revealed claims that were not substantiated by the research published in our journal. Subsequent discussions by the managing editor of the journal, myself and the ASEP president revealed frustration for this occurrence, as well as an apparent inability to require the company to withdraw marketing claims due to the lack of regulations requiring companies to adhere to the stringent criteria used in scientific research. Added details of this incident are found in Tommy Boone’s recent manuscript in PEPonline...
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|Keywords:||editorial; ethics; marketing; medical research; obesity; supplementation; weight reduction|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
|Deposited On:||05 Aug 2016 01:24|
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