NPR: 50 Years Ago, Sugar Industry Quietly Paid Scientists To Point Blame At Fat

NPR: Written by Camila Domonoske. September 13, 2016.

In the 1960s, the sugar industry funded research that downplayed the risks of sugar and highlighted the hazards of fat, according to a newly published article in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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.

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