Sugar points blame at fat for heart disease

Recently released historical documents show that the sugar industry invested 50 years of research into finding the correlation between saturated fats and heart diseases. (Shutterstock)

The sugar industry has reportedly invested thousands of dollars in research in order to find a link between heart disease and saturated fat, casting the blame away from sugar in regards to being a cause to the ailment, reported the New York Times on Monday.

Recently released historical documents show that the sugar industry invested 50 years of research into finding the correlation between saturated fats and heart diseases, which in turn have affected today’s nutritional recommendations.

The documents show that a group of Harvard scientists were paid a large sum of money – reaching today’s equivalent of $50,000 - by a trade group called the Sugar Research Foundation, known today as the Sugar Association in order to publish reviews on heart disease, sugar and fat.

Such reports and reviews – dating back to 50 years even – continue to affect nutritional science to this day.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:48 - GMT 06:48
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