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Big Sugar Lies Exposed
A game-changing new study by the University of California San Franciscoshows how the sugar industry not only influenced, but infiltrated and derailed research about the health impact of sugar. Sound familiar?
Sugar has been linked to chronic disease since the 1960s. Sugary drinks are a major contributor. Yet scientists today still haven’t reached consensus. And it’s not the pace of science that’s the problem.
By reviewing actual sugar industry documents, the study highlights the mechanics of scientific sabotage in action. It tells a poignant story from 1969 when the a sugar industry group called the International Sugar Research Foundation (ISRF) hitched itself to the process of devising dental health research recommendations for a new national program. The UCSF research demonstrated that 40% of that sugar industry’s recommendations were taken word-for-word by the National Institute of Dental Health and became national policy.