Sugar Industry Hid Its Link To Diseases
Investigators report that industry misled us all!!
They misled us that it was fats
In the 1960s, a debate began over the effect of sugar and fats on cardiovascular disease. Researchers say that the sugar industry, wanting to influence the discussion, funded research to look into sugar consumption.
And when it found data suggesting that sugar was harmful, the powerful industry pointed a finger at fats.
Newly uncovered historical documents indicate the industry never disclosed the findings of its work and effectively misled the public to protect its economic interests.
The researchers’ claim that the sugar industry misled the public mirror accusations the tobacco industry faced. A trial was held in 2004 to determine whether tobacco industry officials had intentionally deceived Americans for years into thinking that smoking did not cause cancer, despite acknowledging the dangers of smoking among themselves.
Eight months later, the tobacco industry was asked to pay $10 billion over five years to help millions of Americans quit smoking. The penalty was less than 8 percent of what the government had asked for when proceedings began.
Sugar Paid Off Studies
Tuesday’s report isn’t the first time that decades-old documents appear to show that the sugar industry distorted medical research. A 2015 report published in the journal PLOS Medicine described a national campaign in the 1960s to boost cavity prevention and a government research program created to curb tooth decay by the 1970s. But instead of encouraging people to eat less sugar, the government — swayed by sugar industry interests — pushed alternative methods such as ways to break up dental plaque and vaccines for fighting tooth decay.
In 1964, the group now known as the Sugar Association looked for ways to soften “negative attitudes toward sugar” after studies began linking sugar with heart disease. The group approved “Project 226,” in which it paid Harvard researchers today’s equivalent of $48,900 to write an article reviewing those studies. The article, published in 1967, concluded that there was “no doubt” that the only dietary intervention needed to prevent heart disease was reducing cholesterol and saturated fat. The researchers played down the effects of sugar, according to an analysis of historical documents published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.
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- Educate yourself about what the food industry is doing to your health and life expectancy.
- Obesity , diabetes, cardiovascular disease, strokes and early ageing are result of far too much sugar in our diets.
Now that you have been made aware, don’t let the food industry continue to harm your health and shorten your life.
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