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Letters The truth about sports drinks

No conspiracy exists

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 14 August 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e5433
  1. Mark Hargreaves, professor1
  1. 1Department of Physiology, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
  1. m.hargreaves{at}

Cohen’s article implies that I used my association with commercial interests to influence editorial duties for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and Journal of Applied Physiology.1 I reject such an assertion. If Cohen had contacted me I would have provided the following information for her article:

  • • I have been professor of physiology at the University of Melbourne since 2005 and was previously professor of exercise physiology at Deakin University (1996-2004).

  • • I served on the science advisory board …

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