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:
- New York Times: How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat
- TIME: How the Sugar Lobby Skewed Health Research
- Daily Mail: Revealed: How the Sugar Industry Paid Prestigious Harvard Researchers to Say Fat (NOT Sugar) Caused Heart Disease
- Mother Jones: Big Sugar’s Sweet Little Lies
- Vox: How the Sugar Industry Has Distorted Health Science for More Than 50 Years
- JAMA: Sugar Industry and Coronary Heart Disease Research
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.