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Paper reveals soda’s controversial relationship with health groups

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Two soda companies sponsored at least 96 national health groups in recent years

The sponsorships occurred while companies lobbied against soda taxes

CNN —  

A provocative new research paper has unmasked how many health organizations received funding from the nation’s two largest soda companies in recent years, and the findings have left researchers shocked.

The Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo recently sponsored at least 96 national health organizations at the same time the companies were lobbying against public health bills intended to reduce how many sugary sodas people drink, acc