It was Barbara Bowman’s job to fight obesity and diabetes. So why was she offering to help the beverage industry cultivate political sway with the World Health Organization? The good news is she’s resigned from the Centers for Disease Control.
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If you’ve tested high for cholesterol, your doctor may have put you on a statin drug to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. But anecdotal evidence, as well as studies not part of the original research by Professor Rory Collins, are raising questions about possible side effects such as diabetes, cataracts and memory loss. So Collins — a department head at Oxford University — says additional work is needed to convince the public that statins are safe.