[LINK] How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat

[LINK] How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat

well_sugar-master768-v2By ANAHAD O’CONNOR, The New York Times

The sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960s to play down the link between sugar and heart disease and promote saturated fat as the culprit instead, newly released historical documents show.

The internal sugar industry documents, recently discovered by a researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, and published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine, suggest that five decades of research into the role of nutrition and heart disease, including many of today’s dietary recommendations, may have been largely shaped by the sugar industry.

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