Infecting academic conferences: brands linked to ill health
Flint, Stuart W
- Publisher: Elsevier BV
The Lancet Global Health,
RA1-1270 | Public aspects of medicine
Empirical evidence shows the links between sweetened soft drinks (1,2) or fast food (3) and chronic illness such as obesity and diabetes. However, as a researcher investigating the causes of obesity, I have become disappointed at the presence of brands of unhealthy products at major conferences relating to obesity, physical activity, and nutrition. In recent years, brands such as Coca Cola Inc and McDonalds Corp have sponsored several conference events.