Coca-Cola To Stop Funding Fake Health Studies, No Word On Union Killings

CEO Muhtar Kent admitted that Coca-Cola funded scientific studies that attempted to shift blame for the growing obesity crisis off diet and onto exercise.

File: A paper cup branded with the Coca-Cola logo sits on a ledge. (Flickr / Leo Hidalgo)

This article was published in partnership with Shadowproof. On August 19th, The Wall Street Journal published an op-ed by Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent wherein Kent admitted that Coca-Cola funded scientific studies that attempted to shift blame for the growing obesity crisis off diet and onto exercise. Kent said the scheme to fund questionable

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Law Enforcement Is the Fattest Profession, Study Finds

Almost half of America’s police, firefighters and security guards are obese.

Police officers, firefighters and security guards have the highest rates of obesity of all professions, according to a Wall Street Journa lanalysis of data from the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. According to the Journal, 40.7% of police, firefighters and security guards are obese. Other jobs with high obesity rates include clergy,

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Feds Spend Half A Million Dollars To Study Why Obese Girls Have A Hard Time Getting Dates

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded a $466,642 grant last week for the study, which will examine whether social skills have an impact on why obese girls have fewer dating experiences than their less obese counterparts.

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Reports: The federal government is spending nearly a half a million dollars to find out why obese teenage girls have a hard time getting dates. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded a $466,642 grant last week for the study, which will examine whether social skills have an impact on why obese girls have fewer dating experiences than

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Mexico Wants To Slim Down. Does Mayor Bloomberg Have The Answer?

Latin America’s heavyweight champ is poised to add a 5 percent tax on junk food and soft drinks, and it has New York City’s mayor to thank — or to blame.

  MEXICO CITY — Mexico's many junk food mavens will soon be plunking down more pesos to pack on the pounds. The lower house of congress has approved a 5 percent tax on fatty foods and soft drinks — a levy widely known here as the “Bloomberg tax,” referring to New York City's outgoing fat-fighting mayor — in an effort to combat a

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Do These Chemicals Make Me Look Fat?

An international team of scientists published findings in 2010 that two dozen animal populations have been rapidly packing on the pounds in recent decades.

  Everyone knows Americans are fat and getting fatter, and everyone thinks they know why: more eating and less moving. But the “big two” factors may not be the whole story. Consider this: Animals have been getting fatter too. The National Pet Obesity Survey recently reported that more than 50 percent of cats and dogs — that’s more than

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Temporary Employment And The Continuing Permanence Of Poverty

There isn’t a lot of economic wiggle-room for the low-wage American worker.

We’ve just celebrated Labor Day and the focus -- far too little in this writer’s opinion -- is on the state the American worker, and by extension, the state of American families. It’s a very unpopular phrase among the right-leaning populace, but the situation can’t be called anything short of class warfare. When the jobs now being produced in this

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