The sugar industry funded one of the biggest misconceptions in modern nutrition

Posted on September 12, 2016 | Business Insider by Kate Taylor

New research reveals that a dangerous cornerstone of American nutrition in the 20th century was funded by the sugar industry.

The sugar industry worked with scientists in the 1950s and 1960s to downplay sucrose's roleĀ in causing coronary heart disease and other nutritional risks, according to a paper by UC San Francisco researchers published in JAMA Internal Medicine on Monday.

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