Falsified Data in Red Wine Research Study
The director of the Cardiovascular Research Center at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine has been charged with falsifying research data according to CNN Health. Dipak K. Das, Ph.D. reportedly lied over a span of seven years and manipulated research data pertaining to red wine health benefits in almost 150 instances.
Das is well-known for his research into the heart-healthy properties of resveratrol, a compound found in red wine and certain plants that is now sold widely as a nutritional supplement. Das has led or participated in dozens of published studies on resveratrol, many of them funded by the National Institutes of Health.
"We have a responsibility to correct the scientific record and inform peer researchers across the country," said the university's interim vice president for health affairs, Philip Austin, in a statement.