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Study Claims Sugar Lobby Suppressed Negative Findings On Sugar’s Health Impact

November 22, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
After years of believing that foods containing fat were the major cause of a raft of health problems, scientists and consumers now know that sugar is the real culprit. But the decades-old misperception was not an accident. It was fostered by the sugar industry, which suppressed research as long as 50 years ago that would have rung the alarm bell. A new study reveals that the Sugar Association buried its own scientific findings on the harmful effects of table sugar on rodents in the 1960s. Two studies, known as Project 259, funded by the sugar lobby proved that sugar-eating mice were at greater risk for strokes, heart attacks, and heart disease. The Sugar Association never published the results, but claims now that the reasons were circumstantial. [Image Credit: © National Health Service/UK ]
Hilary Brueck, "Big Sugar Buried These Concerning Health Studies 50 Years Ago", ScienceAlert, November 22, 2017, © ScienceAlert Pty Ltd.
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