Newly discovered internal documents reveal that Big Sugar downplayed the risks of sugar in the ‘60s while exaggerating the dangers of fat. This post from The Two-Way: NPR highlights how 50 years ago, the sugar industry quietly paid scientists to point blame at fat. In the 1960s, the sugar industry funded research that downplayed the risks of sugar and highlighted the hazards ... Continue Reading
How Big Sugar Industry Demonized Healthy Fat
Newly discovered documents show that Big Sugar paid scientists in the 1960s to shape the debate around heart disease, sugar and fat. This post from The New York Times reveals how the sugar industry smartly shifted the blame to fat. The sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960s to play down the link between sugar and heart disease and promotesaturated fat as the culprit ... Continue Reading
Does Sugar Make You Stupid?
A team of scientists at the University of California in Los Angeles has found that binging on soda and sweets for as little as six weeks may make you stupid. The new study, published in the Journal of Physiology, is the first to show how a diet steadily high in fructose slows the brain, hampering memory and learning - and how omega-3 fatty acids can counteract the ... Continue Reading