Sugar And Obesity

This excerpt (with emphasis added) is from How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat, by Anahad O’Connor, The New York Times, September 12, 2016, accessed September 13, 2016:

The sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960s to play down the link between sugar and heart disease and promote saturated fat as the culprit instead, newly released historical documents show.

The internal sugar industry documents, recently discovered by a researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, and published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine, suggest that five decades of research into the role of nutrition and heart disease, including many of today’s dietary recommendations, may have been largely shaped by the sugar industry. ....

More recent reports show that the food industry has continued to influence nutrition science.

Last year, an article in The New York Times revealed that Coca-Cola, the world’s largest producer of sugary beverages, had provided millions of dollars in funding to researchers who sought to play down the link between sugary drinks and obesity. In June, The Associated Press reported that candy makers were funding studies that claimed that children who eat candy tend to weigh less than those who do not.

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One comment on “Sugar And Obesity
  1. Trista says:

    Wow! What a slap in the face to people. It really is a shame that a company as large as Coca-Cola won’t take responsibility for their role in the epidemic that is obesity. Their lack of compassion is astounding. They must think that putting a Jolly Fat Guy on the side of their packaging every December must excuse them from accepting any onus in how their products affect people’s health.
    So sad.

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