I managed to find the paper.
Here are the authors and their affiliations:
Sze-Ue Luk (2), Terence Kin-Wah Lee (3), Ji Liu1, Davy Tak-Wing Lee (2), Yung-Tuen Chiu(2), Stephanie Ma(3), Irene Oi-Lin Ng3, Yong-Chuan Wong(2), Franky Leung Chan(4), Ming-Tat Ling(1)* (*a.k.a. Patrick Ling)
(1) Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre-Queensland and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 2 Department of Anatomy, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, 3 Department of Pathology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, 4 School of Biomedical Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
I'm not saying this applies, but in the latest issue of Scientific American there was an article entitled An Epidmenic of False Claims
"False positives and exaggerated results in peer-reviewed scientific studies have reached epidemic proportions in recent years. The problem is rampant in economics, the social sciences and even the natural sciences, but it is particularly egregious in biomedicine. Many studies that claim some drug or treatment is beneficial have turned out not to be true. We need only look to conflicting findings about
beta-carotene, vitamin E, hormone treatments, Vioxx and Avandia. Even when effects are genuine, their true magnitude is often smaller than originally claimed."
Hey, I've still got a bottle of 10 year old Rogaine sitting in the bathroom cupboard.
Jeff (with a growing bald spot)
Post Edited (Worried Guy) : 5/24/2011 9:54:26 AM (GMT-6)