Infecting academic conferences: brands linked to ill health

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Stuart W Flint; (2015)
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Journal: Lancet Global Health,volume 3,issue 5 (issn: 2214-109X)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(15)70091-4
  • Subject: 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 prod... View more
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    3 Prentice AM, Jebb SA. Fast foods, energy density ad obesity: a possible mechanistic link. Obes Rev 2003; 4: 187-94.

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