1/16/2004

A letter leaked to news media from a U.S. HHS official to the head of the World Health Organization criticizes the global organization's plan for combating obesity worldwide by publicizing suspected links between diet and disease. Critics accuse the U.S., which argues that current scientific research has not established acceptable levels of good and bad food, of trying to scuttle the WHO plan in an effort to protect the U.S. food and drink industries.

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