NYT: How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat

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The sugar industry managed to pay scientists to play down the link between sugar and heart disease, according to newly released internal documents. Instead, saturated fat was blamed.

The New York Times and many other papers write about it today:

Big Sugar was able to shape the dietary guidelines for decades by enticing Harvard scientists (among others) to sell out their independence and conduct its paid research.

But as these things are revealed, the game is changing. Sugar is now well on it’s way to become public enemy number one, and deservedly so.

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5 comments

  1. Laurie
    Now we just have to convince the public that it's not only added sugar that is a problem, but blood sugar and thus carbohydrates. I know many people that think they are fine because they read the ingredients and avoid things with added sugar (which is a first step) but they ignore the total carbohydrates as they consume their whole wheat pasta and bread and brown rice at every meal.
  2. Maria Nowytzkyj
    I knew sugar was bad a very long time ago. Gave up drinking pop over 2 years ago. Cancer feeds off sugar.
  3. gbl
    This vid from 2013 is pretty good. Lustig and others. Not sure if it is country protected.

    Sometimes when you can't watch a country protected video at source you can find it free and in full on YouTube.

    http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/2675574913/

  4. gbl
  5. Apicius
    This story was splashed all over the news in Canada, today. I even received emails from all sorts of people sending me links. Here is one of them: http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/sugar-harvard-conspiracy-1.3759582

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