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NYC Fudged Science Linking Soda to Fat

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THE SODA WARS
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If you live in NYC, you’ve seen the posters on the subway. A bottle of soda pouring out liquid fat into a glass.

The ads were just one campaign in the city’s ongoing soda war, which also considered taxing sugary beverages and prohibiting city residents from using food stamps to buy soda.

One such ad claimed that drinking one can of soda a day “can make you 10 pounds fatter a year.”

Only problem? Not entirely true.

The New York Times reports:

“[B]ehind this simple claim was a protracted dispute in the department over the scientific validity of directly linking sugar consumption to weight gain — one in which the city’s health commissioner, Dr. Thomas A. Farley, overruled three subordinates, including his chief nutritionist.”

What follows is a fascinating account of how government, advertisers, and scientists bounced back and forth on how best to wage its war on soda, and to what extent they were willing to fudge the truth.

Read all about it here.
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