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McDonald's (MCD +0.6%) and Heineken (HINKY.PK) catch some flak in the U.K from a doctors' group...

McDonald's (MCD +0.6%) and Heineken (HINKY.PK) catch some flak in the U.K from a doctors' group opposing the firms' high-profile sponsorships of the London Olympics. Officials for the event are already out with a spirited defense of their two sponsors - despite the over-the-top warnings that fast-food and alcoholic consumption will spike due to the subliminal advertising embedded in the sponsorships.
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  • Hitesh Patel
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    lets turn the healthy olypmians into obese fat people
    1 May 2012, 11:28 AM Reply Like
  • TwistTie
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    What exactly is wrong with fast food and alcoholic beverages?

     

    My favorite meal is a McDonalds Crispy Chicken Wrap with a glass of Barolo. (Truly a Happy Meal.)

     

    I'm neither obese nor an olympian.

     

    The so-called doctors' group should oppose stupid people.
    1 May 2012, 11:39 AM Reply Like
  • jw4golf
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    I am sure they will stand outside the locations and force patrons in for a burger, fries and beer. Stupid liberals are diseased.
    1 May 2012, 11:52 AM Reply Like
  • Dr Fred
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    My fellow physician groups should stand back and take a look at what they are letting a handful of nuts in their ranks present as a majority opinion. There is absolutely nothing wrong with MCD food, unless you eat too much of it! Would they ban all advertising by all companies that market food- that would mean your supermarkets, restaurants, etc.
    As for alcohol it's not the use, but the abuse that causes problems.
    If we are going to be a nanny world, let's ban all cigarette smoking in London. That at least makes some sense.
    1 May 2012, 01:40 PM Reply Like
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