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Scientist Admits Faking Data in Obesity Research

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Scientist Admits Faking Data in Obesity Research

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Scientist Admits Faking Data in Obesity Research

Scientist Admits Faking Data in Obesity Research

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A top obesity researcher has admitted that he fabricated data in 17 applications for federal grants to make his work on women's health and aging seem more promising. It helped him win nearly $3 million in government funding. Under a plea agreement, Eric Poehlman will be barred from receiving federal funds, will pay back $180,000, and could face jail time.