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[Editorial] Coca-Cola’s funding of health research and partnerships

In a bid to increase transparency, Coca-Cola has disclosed spending US$118·6 million in the past 5 years on scientific research and health and wellbeing partnerships. In a list of organisations funded by Coca-Cola, published on Sept 22, they reveal several influential medical organisations that have received funding, including the American Cancer Society, which received roughly $2 million, the American College of Cardiology, which received roughly $3·1 million, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, as detailed in an article published on Sept 22 in The New York Times.