Data shows American doctors’ groups and prestigious health-research institutions were among the top recipients of funding from Coca-Cola — the world’s largest soda producer — over the last five years. Below are the top 18. Soda companies like Coca-Cola have been seen as major contributors to the obesity epidemic. Full story: http://bit.ly/1L7ez
  1. Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University, coordinating multiple research centers
    $6,769,657
  2. National Recreation and Park Association
    $5,917,320
  3. University of South Carolina, South Carolina Research Foundation
    $5,427,000
  4. Boys & Girls Clubs of America Triple Play Program
    $5,250,000
  5. Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation
    $5,081,058
  6. Don't Quit Foundation
    $4,500,000
  7. American Academy of Family Physicians
    $3,550,000
  8. American College of Cardiology
    $3,155,000
  9. Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance
    $3,000,000
  10. American Academy of Pediatrics
    $2,985,600
  11. National Foundation for the Center for Disease Control
    $2,144,862
  12. National Park Foundation
    $2,065,000
  13. Emory Global Diabetes Research Center, Rollins School of Public Health
    $2,031,000
  14. Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation
    $2,000,000
  15. American Beverage Association
    $1,990,995
  16. American Cancer Society
    $1,878,224
  17. Foundation for the National Institutes of Health
    $1,750,490
  18. Calorie Control Council
    $1,702,000