I’ve long maintained that we need better research to help us decide what is truly healthy and what is not.

That’s become more of a problem of late though.  

An example might be in order.  I often give health conscious friends a bottle of wine as a wine gift since chocolate, coffee and other more healthy gifts are often consumed in such large quantities that they are no longer healthy any more.

It turns out that the health benefits of red wine may have been greatly overstated.  Much of the research has been called into question after a researcher at the University of Connecticut was found to be lying and fabricating his data.

It’s unfortunate and brings up a good reminder that quality research is not a given.  We need to provide solid University and Government funding to researchers in the health niche to get their best effort!