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New research shows Coke has led efforts by US junk food companies to shape China's obesity policy – CNBC

Coca-Cola has spearheaded an effort by American junk food companies, including PepsiCo, Nestle and McDonald’s, to quietly shape China’s nutrition policy through a non-profit group called the International Life Sciences Institute, according to new research. div > div.group > p:first-child”> “Through a complex web of institutional, financial, and personal links, Coke has been able to influence China’s health policies,” Harvard ...

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Coke-funded group swayed China's obesity efforts, papers say – ABC News

A group funded by the food industry undermined China‘s efforts to keep obesity rates in check by overemphasizing the importance of physical activity rather than dietary habits, according to new research. The International Life Sciences Institute, created in 1978 by a former Coke executive, is funded by companies including McDonald’s, PepsiCo and Red Bull. It sponsors scientific research and conferences ...

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Study reveals how soda industry influence helped shape obesity policy in China – Medical Xpress

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A complex network of research funding, institutional ties and personal influence has allowed the Coca-Cola Company, through its connections with a nonprofit group, to exert substantial influence over obesity science and policy solutions in China, and as a result government policy aligns with the company’s corporate interests, a Harvard study has found. The study, conducted by ...

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Report: Coca-Cola Is Quietly Influencing China's Obesity Policy—and Shifting Blame From Itself – Gizmodo

Coca-Cola cans at a bottling plant in UtahPhoto: George Frey (Getty Images) Soft drink companies have fought tooth and nail to hold onto their customers, even as public health experts and governments have tried to get people to cut down on the sugary products they make. But a new investigative report in the BMJ highlights just how far Coca-Cola in ...

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Obesity Linked to Dementia Risk | Medpage Today – MedPage Today

Lower gray matter volume was tied to higher levels of all obesity measures, a cross-sectional study in Great Britain found. Body mass index (BMI), waist-hip ratio, and fat mass were all related to low gray matter volume, and the combination of overall obesity (BMI ≥30) and central obesity (waist-hip ratio >0.85 for women; >0.90 for men) was tied to the ...

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