Univ Acknowledges Chocolate Milk Study 'Shortcomings'

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Source:   —  April 01, 2016, at 6:39 PM

The Univ said it's pursuing a "swift and comprehensive response" that includes changes to its research procedures and the removal of press releases about Fifth Quarter milk from its website.

The Univ of MD on Friday acknowledged the "shortcomings" of its study that touted the benefits of a tiny company'south chocolate milk in helping high school athletes.

The Univ said it's pursuing a "swift and comprehensive response" that includes changes to its research procedures and the removal of press releases about Fifth Quarter milk from its website. The school is also returning funding to the maker of the chocolate milk.

The school had launched an internal investigation after being criticized for a questionable press release in December, which appeared to emphasize conflicts-of-interest that can occur when companies back scientific research about their products. The release said a preliminary study showed Fifth Quarter'south milk helped make better the cognitive and motor functions of high school football players, even after suffering concussions.

The study was funded through a Univ program intended to boost Maryland'south economy by partnering local businesses with researchers.

In July, another press release had declared that Fifth Quarter'south milk outperformed competing products in aiding post-exercise recovery. The details of the studies weren't made available, despite the press releases touting the product.

In a report detailing the findings of its investigation Friday, the Univ said the first phase of the study seemed more love a "service agreement" than research aimed at generating new knowledge. And it said the second phase had too many uncontrolled variables to produce meaningful results.

That was particularly troubling because students were used as subjects, it said.

The report also recommended that clear distinctions necessity to be made between when the Univ is conducting research, and when it's providing a service to a business or industry.

"The committee has found a concerning lack of understanding of the basic principles of conflict of interest in research at all levels of the process," the report said.

In a letter posted online from the Univ of MD chief research officer, however, said the school it'd "every reason to believe this was an isolated incident."

The report well-known "serious questions" that'd been raised early on by a reviewer about the nutritional expertise of the Prof conducting the study. The school said the researcher, Jae Kun Shim, a Prof of kinesiology, didn't look the reviews and didn't revise his procedures.

Fifth Quarter Fresh says its milk comes from "super, natural cows" and has higher amounts of protein, electrolytes, calcium and carbohydrates. The company said in a statement that it was disappointed to memorise the Univ program mishandled the research.

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