Sugar Was Linked to Heart Disease 50 Years Ago, but the Industry Covered It Up
Sugar has detrimental effects on our health, and not just because sweet foods tend to have a lot of calories. Plenty of research has shown that the same calories of sugar versus other foods do very different things to our bodies. And new research shows how the sugar industry has tried to hide those findings.
We’re also seeing new information about how the “wisdom” linking fat to heart disease ever became conventional at all. In the 1960s, scientists researching the causes of heart disease were eyeing sugar as a culprit, and according to a new paper (http://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.2003460), sugar industry-funded research obscured and buried that connection.