Journal retracts research claiming people with obesity are dishonest

The paper's lead author describes the decision to pull her research as a 'bitter surprise'

A paper published in the prestigious journal Nature which linked obesity to dishonesty has been retracted.

It had originally concluded that people with obesity “have a harder time” refraining from lying when the underlying motivation was “avoiding a bad outcome”.

Before reaching this conclusion, researchers from the Joint Research Centre in Ispra investigated if body weight and hunger influenced whether a person was more likely to lie when playing a dice-based game.

The 65 participants with a BMI