Between 2011 and 2015, 96 national health organizations accepted money from the Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo or both companies, according to an internet and database analysis.
The American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, National Institutes for Health and American Medical Association were among the organizations that the Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo sponsored during that time period.
The Coca-Cola Company sponsored 95 national health organizations, while PepsiCo sponsored 13.
At the end of 2015, the ACC, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American Academy of Pediatrics and American Academy of Family Physicians did not renew their contracts with Coca-Cola.
Researchers Daniel G. Aaron, BS, and Michael B. Siegel, MD, MPH, published their findings online Oct. 10 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.