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Big Sugar Funded Research to Cast Doubt on Sugar's Health Hazards, Report Says

A new analysis published in the Journal JAMA Internal Medicine has shown that the sugar industry has been funding research to push a false narrative since as early as the 1960s. A sugar trade group began talks in 1964 to pay researches at Harvard University to review current literature about sugar and publish an article. As the Los Angeles Times writes, "The resulting article published in 1967 concluded there was “no doubt” that reducing cholesterol and saturated fat was the only dietary intervention needed to prevent heart disease. The researchers overstated the consistency of the literature on fat and cholesterol while downplaying studies on sugar, according to the analysis."

BITTER TRUTH: Previous reports have also revealed that dental policy is heavily influenced by the sugar industry and has been since as far back as 1971. The easiest way to dramatically cut down on your sugar and fructose consumption is to switch to a diet of whole, unprocessed foods, as most of the added sugar you end up with comes from processed fare; not from adding a teaspoon of sugar to your tea or coffee. Other ways to cut down on the sugar in your diet includes:

  • Cutting back on the amount of sugar you personally add to your food and drink
  • Using Stevia or Luo-Han instead of sugar and/or artificial sweeteners.
  • Using fresh fruit in lieu of canned fruit or sugar for meals or recipes calling for a bit of sweetness
  • Using spices instead of sugar to add flavor to your meals
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