Sugar Industry Quashed Link Between Sugar And Heart Disease Over 50 Years Ago, Says Report

Posted on September 12, 2016 | Forbes by 

A startling new report published today in JAMA Internal Medicine found that more than 50 years ago, sugar industry-funded and guided research successfully suppressed findings linking sugar intake to an increased risk of heart disease.

The influential 1967 literature review, written by prominent nutrition researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health and published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, determined that dietary cholesterol and saturated fat were risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), while criticizing studies that linked sugar to CVD.

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