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(Natural News) A new paper published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine exposes the sugar industry for tampering with more than 50 years’ worth of “science” to push an egregiously deceptive anti-fat agenda.
Since at least the 1960s, the sugar peddlers have been spreading the myth that consuming fat makes you fat, and that sugar is somehow good for you. The industry has systematically blamed fats for the chronic health epidemic that has largely been caused by sugar consumption.
An industry group called the Sugar Research Foundation (SRF), the paper reveals, has been actively “refut[ing]” concerns about sugar’s potential role in causing heart disease, for instance. The group has spent loads of cash over the past 60 some-odd years lobbying scientists to publish fake papers in favor of sugar.
Back in 1967, for instance, scientists from Harvard University were paid by the SRF to publish a paper in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) “debunking” the link between sugar and heart disease. It was not disclosed anywhere in the research that the sugar industry had funded it.
“The sugar-funded project in question was a literature review, examining a variety of studies and experiments,” reports NPR.
“It suggested there were major problems with all the studies that implicated sugar, and concluded that cutting fat out of American diets was the best way to address coronary heart disease.”
How much other “science” has likewise been corrupted by special interests?
Author: Ethan Huff
Ethan Huff is an independent freelance journalist and NaturalNews.com Contributor. He writes about a wide range of topics including health and science. His posts have appeared in many media outlets including Natural News, Epoch Times, InfoWars, People’s Taliba, News Rescue, Australian National Review, and Ozarks Farm and Neighbor.
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