HOW STUFF WORKS: Big Sugar and Its Not-so-sweet Cover-Up

How Stuff Works: Written by Diana Brown. January 16, 2018.

There's sugar and spice, but everything is not-so-nice inside the sweetest business of them all: the sugar industry. That's because Big Sugar hid the truth about the sweetener's real effects on heart disease, helping instead to point the finger at saturated fat. How could this happen? And what does this reveal about health sciences in the United States as a whole? That's what Matt Frederick, Ben Bowlin and Noel Brown ask in the Stuff They Don't Want You to Know podcast, The Sick, Sweet Secret of the Sugar Cover-up.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among men and women in the United States, claiming more than 600,000 lives per year. One of the biggest contributors to heart disease is sugar intake. Sugar's also been found to contribute considerably to bladder cancer.

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