Are we selling our souls? Novel aspects of the presence in academic conferences of brands linked to ill health

  title={Are we selling our souls? Novel aspects of the presence in academic conferences of brands linked to ill health},
  author={Stuart W. Flint},
  journal={Journal of Epidemiology \& Community Health},
  pages={739 - 740}
  • S. Flint
  • Published 23 March 2016
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health
There is evidence linking unhealthy food and drink consumption to ill health such as diabetes.1–3 Counterintuitively, research demonstrating these links has been presented at national and international health promotion conferences sponsored by companies that manufacture and sell unhealthy food and drink; primarily conferences related to public health, sport and exercise, nutrition and dietetics.4 ,5 For example, Flint4 reported the presence of The Coca-Cola Co. at the European College of Sport… 
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