After the American Diabetes Association formed a three-year, multi-million dollar alliance with Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverage, a major manufacturer of sugary sodas and candies, the ADA's chief scientific researcher claims that sugar has nothing to do with diabetes. The Corporate Crime Reporter interviewed Richard Kahn, the ADA's chief scientific and medical officer, during which Khan said, "No one has a clue" whether or not sugary soft drinks can lead to diabetes. Gary Ruskin, executive director of Commercial Alert, said, ďSaying that sugar has nothing to do with diabetes is like saying that tobacco has nothing to do with emphysema."
After the American Diabetes Association received a large gift from major manufacturer of sugar-sweetened beverages, its top medical official is claiming that sugar has nothing to do with diabetes.
In an interview published in today‚¨(TM)s Corporate Crime Reporter, Richard Kahn, the chief scientific and medical officer with the American Diabetes Association said ‚¨oeWhat is the evidence that sugar itself has anything to do with diabetes?
On April 21, the ADA announced a ‚¨oethree-year, multi-million dollar alliance‚¨ with Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages, which produces sweetened soft drinks that are implicated in the epidemic of obesity and diabetes in the United States.
Its parent company is Cadbury Schweppes, which is the third largest soft-drink manufacturer in the world, after Coca-Cola and PepsiCo.
‚¨oeSaying that sugar has nothing to do with diabetes is like saying that tobacco has nothing to do with emphysema,‚¨ said Gary Ruskin, executive director of Commercial Alert.
There is ample evidence linking diets high in sugar, and sugary drinks, with obesity.
It's hard to understand why an institution like the American Diabetes Assn would sell out to one of the major junk food drink companies and even spout it's phony logic.
I hear that when Kahn was asked whether sugary drinks have anything to do with diabetes, he responded ‚¨oeNo one has a clue of whether they do or don‚¨(TM)t.‚¨ How can he lie like that when plenty of credible evidence shows the opposite?
i think that saying sugar has nothing to do with diabetes
, is like saying there is no diabetes.
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