When you think of studies the first thing that probably comes to mind is school and how grateful you are not to be doing that anymore. As we all progressed in life when we were finished with all schooling including college we were thrilled to leave the studies behind.  As you peruse the internet, the number of articles regarding studies for products are infinite.  There seems to be a new study issued almost every day.  In viewing this data, what is interesting is that often the studies contradict each other.  For example, many articles cite various studies on the benefits of drinking red wine everyday. They include important facts such as it will unclog your arteries, it is good for the heart, and in some ways it is an anti-aging product.  However, now there are new studies saying that women who drink any type of alcohol, including wine, have a higher risk of breast cancer.  My first question is who paid for all these studies?  Were the results slanted for the wine industry?  Why does alcohol only affect the women and specifically for breast cancer and not the men for any cancer? The one obvious factor in alcohol is that most people gain weight.   The next controversial research, in my opinion, is high fructose corn syrup.  It is derived from corn starch.  There is so much research on the syrup that it would take days of reading to find the truth.  The bottom line, in my opinion, is this.  In order to make high fructose corn syrup the companies need to modify it before they sell it to other food manufacturers.  The important factor in all this is that it is cheaper than sugar.  At least one study claims that the more you eat of this syrup or artificial sweeteners, the more you want.  That is probably true.  Other factors include that it can raise your cholesterol, cause hypertension, obesity (hidden calories as it is in almost every food in the U.S. but not in Europe), liver damage and high exposure to mercury.  All that would be enough to find any product not containing it. The point of all this is simple.  Check your facts and find out who paid for the studies and then you will know how accurate they really are.  In the Good Gus series the only studies were in school!  The series is available exclusively on Kindle worldwide.  If the studies have boggled your mind, find your tablet and read “Misplaced Trust” which is available on 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.