Big Soda’s Big Influence: Major Health Groups Sponsored By The Industry
A new study identifies 96 sponsorships, from 2011 to 2015, by Coca-Cola or PepsiCo to 96 health organizations, including American Heart Association and The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Meanwhile, a new report explores the ways diet is negatively affecting global health.
The Washington Post:
Big Soda Sponsored 96 Health Groups — A Big Conflict Of Interest, Study Says
Nearly 100 national health and medical groups — including the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — enjoy sponsorships by Coca-Cola Co. or PepsiCo, according to a new study by two Boston University researchers. The report lands as the sugar industry’s supersized role in shaping — and spinning — health policy has come under increasing scrutiny. It also comes as the negative health effects of sugar and sugary drinks, including a link to rising obesity rates, are better understood. (Lauerman, 10/10)
Health News Florida:
Across The Globe, Our Diets Are Making Us Sicker, Report Finds
Diet and nutrition are now the biggest risk factors for people's health across the globe, even in poorer countries. That's according to a recent report published by the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems Nutrition, an independent group of experts on nutrition and health. (Chatterjee, 10/8)