Coca-Cola gained control over health research in return for funding, health journal says

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May 8, 2019

A recent study has shown Coca-Cola influenced research studies it funded, revealed through FOIA requests, possibly obscuring key information relevant to public health. This power they weilded, to boost findings beneficial to their bottom line, and yet bury negative findings, is not science — instead, it smacks of “corporate science.”

“With the power to trumpet positive findings and bury negative ones, Coke-funded ‘science’ seems somewhat less than science and more like an exercise in public relations.”

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