Documents Reveal Sugar Industry Paid Off Scientists, Shaping Mass Perception Of Nutrition For Money – Collective Evolution

Posted: September 26, 2016 in Uncategorized

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According to newly uncovered documents, in the 1960s the sugar industry began funding research to cast doubt on sugar’s role in heart disease, mainly by pointing the finger at fat instead.

AGR Daily News Service

In 1964 a group known as The Sugar Association went over a campaign to address any “negative attitudes toward sugar” after studies linking sugar with heart disease began to emerge, according to documents that were dug up from the now public archives. The following year the group approved a project called “Project 226,” which involved paying researchers from Harvard the equivalent of todays $48,900 USD for an article reviewing scientific literature, supplying the materials they wanted reviewed and reviewing drafts of the article prior to publication.The result was an article, published in 1967, which concluded there was “no doubt” that reducing cholesterol and saturated fat was the only dietary guideline necessary to prevent heart disease effectively. The consistency of the literature on fat and cholesterol were overstated by researchers, and studies on sugar were severely downplayed, according to the analysis.One of the employees of the sugar industry group even wrote to one of…

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Comments
  1. One must wonder what other lies we’re being fed for the sake of profit.

  2. Rosaliene, sometimes I feel it’s safest to assume that everything people in authority tell you is a lie until you can prove otherwise.

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