Sugar Recommendations are Based on ’60 Years of Industry Manipulation of Science’

In the 1960s the Sugar Research Foundation (SRF) secretly funded research at Harvard to downplay sugar’s possible link to coronary heart disease (CHD). The goal was to shift attention to fats as a greater hazard.

peoples trust toronto

http://ift.tt/2owVaNZ

Anna Hunt, Staff Writer
Waking Times

Ahhhh, the sweet sugar industry, willing to fudge any numbers to make suckers out of us. All puns aside, this is exactly what the sugar industry did back in the 1960s. Specifically, the Sugar Research Foundation (SRF) secretly funded research at Harvard to downplay sugar’s possible link to coronary heart disease (CHD). The goal was to shift attention to fats as a greater hazard. In the end, the sugar industry succeeded.

Sugar Recommendations are Based on Biased Research

An ongoing investigation by Stanton Glantz from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), revealed that the sugar industry funded a review published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1967. This review “singled out fat and cholesterol as the dietary causes of coronary heart disease and downplayed evidence that sucrose consumption was also a risk factor.” In the end, this sugar industry-funded…

View original post 834 more words

5 thoughts on “Sugar Recommendations are Based on ’60 Years of Industry Manipulation of Science’

  1. Sugar has also been linked to tooth loss. I know that my dental hygienist in Minnesota wished that she could use my mouth to discourage teens from constantly drinking sodas. I don’t drink soda and I have stopped my consumption of champagne and believe me, that was hard for me to give up as that was my only vice.

    I remember when I was growing up, I used to hear the old people say, “He’s got sugar.” They were referring to diabetes. I am wondering if the massive consumption of sugar has a lot to do with the diabetes epidemic in America and other countries. And it is awful that commercials are always showing beverage products loaded with sugar. And poor people are always loading their shopping carts with these super sweet beverages.

    But again, I am at a loss in trying to figure out why doctors are not taking a more proactive approach to this serious problem because tooth loss is a huge problem in America especially seeing as how many Americans have no access to dental care and their mouths show this. I actually hate looking into the mouths of many Americans because they are disaster areas. Where is the hue and cry over this? Our physicians are worth shit! And corporations, once again, are not held accountable for basically striving to ruin our health by any and all means necessary.

    Like

  2. I, too, despair of western doctors who fail to keep up with the research on the dangerous of high sugar, high carbohydrate, low fat diets.I recently heard a talk by a South African doctor who lost his faculty position and nearly lost his medical license for recommending high fat, low sugar diets – when all the legitimate research is clearly in his favor.

    And you make an excellent point about teeth. Maori here in NZ had perfect teeth until they started consuming a western diet.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s