January 1, 1960
AHA is a rich and powerful group controlling the heart disease conversation, and funded by P&G
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By 1960, it had more than 300 chapters and brought in more than $30 million annually. With continued support from P&G and other food giants, the AHA would soon become the premiere heart disease group in the United States, as well as the largest not for profit group of any kind in the country.
By 1960, the AHA was investing hundreds of millions of dollars in research.The group had become the authoritative source of information about heart disease for the public, government agencies, and professionals alike, including the media."-Nina Teicholz - The Big Fat Surprise - Page 48