Coca Cola Funding Obesity Research

August 18, 2015
Coca Cola Funding Obesity Research


August 18, 2015

Workout of the Day--August 18, 2015

With a 30 minute running clock:
7 rounds of Cindy
800M Run
AMRAP rounds of Cindy

Score Rounds and Reps completed after 800M run.

Coca Cola Funding Obesity Research

I went into this one with an open mind. I was willing to believe that the soft drink industry was potentially interested in understanding the links between obesity and sugary drinks.  Afterall, they are funding a nonprofit to do obesity research. Then I read the following quote from one of the lead scientists employed by the nonprofit group and realized that nothing could be further from the truth. 

“Most of the focus in the popular media and in the scientific press is, ‘Oh they’re eating too much, eating too much, eating too much’— blaming fast food, sugary drinks and so on. And there’s really virtually no compelling evidence that that, in fact, is the cause.”

— Steven Blair, Scientist--Global Energy Balance Network

Here is a link to the article from the Washington Post. Watch the video posted in the article. It is hard to believe this guy calls himself a scientist.

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