“Sugar Industry and Coronary Heart Disease Research A Historical Analysis of Internal Industry Documents”
“This Special Communication uses internal sugar industry documents to describe how the industry sought to influence the scientific debate over the dietary causes of CHD in the 1950s and 1960s, a debate still reverberating in 2016.”
In the 1960s, the sugar industry funded research that downplayed the risks of sugar and highlighted the hazards of fat, according to Pubmed
The article draws on internal documents to show that an industry group called the Sugar Research Foundation wanted to “refute” concerns about sugar’s possible role in heart disease.
The SRF then sponsored research by Harvard scientists that did just that. The result was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1967, with no disclosure of the sugar industry funding.
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