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Review Of Published Research Finds No Evidence That Eating Organic Foods Is Healthier

May 12, 2010: 06:59 AM EST
A British review of 12 scientific articles that included six clinical trials and four animal studies has found no evidence that eating organically produced food is healthier than eating conventionally produced food. One study did report that consuming organic dairy products was associated with a reduced risk of eczema in infants. The scientists expressed some disappointment that there was so little data available from which to draw conclusions. While noting that research comparing the nutritional benefits of organic versus conventional foods is increasing, studies need to be larger and better designed, they said. The researchers also acknowledged that their review did not look at studies that examined the likely health benefits of reduced exposure to pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, etc.
Alan D Dangour, Karen Lock, Arabella Hayter, Andrea Aikenhead, Elizabeth Allen and Ricardo Uauy, "Nutrition-related health effects of organic foods: a systematic review", Journal of Clinical Nutrition, May 12, 2010, © American Society for Nutrition
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