Wrong, but apparently the American Academy of Physicians, thanks to their six figure alliance with Coke, thinks they do.
Joking? I wish I was. Read on.. Full story here
Advice about soft drinks and health from one of the US's largest doctors groups will soon be sponsored by Coke.
The American Academy of Family Physicians has prompted outcry and lost members over its new six-figure alliance with the Coca-Cola Co.The deal will fund educational materials about soft drinks for the academy's consumer health and wellness website.
That website is FamilyDoctor.org
When you go to that website, and click on the banner at the top, the one that says Pround Partners of FamilyDoctor.org, you will see this
"Our partnership [with AAFP and FamilyDoctor.org] will help provide Americans with credible information on beverages and enable consumers to make informed decisions about what they drink based on individual need.”
-- Dr. Rhona Applebaum
Vice President & Chief Scientific and Regulatory Officer
The Coca-Cola Company
Does anyone really think that "credible information" will be offered, for consumers to make informed choices?
This hearkens back to the good old days when the American Medical Association used to recommend smoking cigarettes, for good health of course!
Here is an old advertisement promoting cigarette smoking. Perhaps they can recycle this idea for the healthy promotion of Coca-Cola drinking?