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Angela
13-09-16, 19:16
Wow.

See:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/13/well/eat/how-the-sugar-industry-shifted-blame-to-fat.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

"How the Sugar Industry Sifted Blame to Fat"

"The sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960s to play down the link between sugar and heart disease and promote saturated fat (http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/nutrition/fat/overview.html?inline=nyt-classifier) as the culprit instead, newly released historical documents show."

"At the time, studies had begun pointing to a relationship between high-sugar diets and the country’s high rates of heart disease. At the same time, other scientists, including the prominent Minnesota physiologist Ancel Keys, were investigating a competing theory that it was saturated fat and dietary cholesterol (http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/nutrition/cholesterol/overview.html?inline=nyt-classifier) that posed the biggest risk for heart disease.Mr. Hickson proposed countering the alarming findings on sugar with industry-funded research. “Then we can publish the data and refute our detractors,” he wrote."