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TWIW 73: Coke’s “email family” of obesity researchers

Episode 73
10, Aug, 2020
}7 Minutes

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This Week In Wellness a paper published online by Cambridge University Press has shown that Coca-Cola paid scientists to downplay the role of sugary beverages in the obesity epidemic.

Scientists used information gathered from over 18,000 pages of emails via freedom of information requests made by a US non-profit public health group “Right To Know”. These emails were between Coca-Cola and public health academics at the West Virginia University and University of Colorado who formed part of the supposedly independent anti obesity think tank the Global Energy Balance Network.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-8589497/Coca-Colas-work-scientists-low-point-history-public-health.html

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/public-health-nutrition/article/evaluating-cocacolas-attempts-to-influence-public-health-in-their-own-words-analysis-of-cocacola-emails-with-public-health-academics-leading-the-global-energy-balance-network/03A12A2379B132AFBDBE7A462ECB4041

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