"A Delicate Diplomatic Situation": Tobacco Industry Efforts to Gain Control of the Framingham Study
Cataldo, Janine K
Bero, Lisa A
Malone, Ruth E
Journal of clinical epidemiology 2010 Aug; 63(8): 841-53
The Framingham Heart Study (henceforth Framingham) is among the gold standards for epidemiological research. Being a prospective cohort study of 5,000+ men and women, it provided early findings about the causes of coronary heart disease (CHD), following a cohort over the course of 24 years. After US government funding ended, the tobacco industry funded Council for Tobacco Research (CTR) provided continued funding for analyses related to smoking.
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