Once again, an industry hides the truth from consumers for 50-years. Big surprise.
More and more we are seeing that as long as millionaires continue to make their millions, they could not care less how it affects human beings.
The latest? The Sugar Industry. Oh, they did their research. They know the truth, but they kept their research hidden from the public for decades.
Back in the 1960s, there was a debate about the role of fats and the role of sugar. The sugar industry got involved in manipulating this discussion. “What the sugar industry successively did,” argues Stanton Glantz of the University of California, San Francisco, “is they shifted all of the blame onto fats.”
In 1965, the Sugar Research Foundation, secretly funded a scientific review that deliberately downplayed the evidence that linked sugar consumption to blood fat levels. The study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Back in 1968, the Sugar Research Foundation, which today is known as the International Sugar Research Foundation, paid a researcher to lead a study with lab animals.
The study initially showed that a high-sugar diet increased the animals’ triglyceride levels, a fat in the bloodstream. In people, high triglycerides can increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes. The study also found that animals fed sugar had higher levels of an enzyme associated with bladder cancer in their urine.
This study was quickly abandoned by the sugar industry before it could be completed.
And because the Sugar Industry has a lot of money and influence, they continue to cast doubt on all scientific studies, who actually do publish their findings!
It’s recommended, for a healthy heart as well as other organs of our bodies, that a maximum of 10% daily of sugar in our diets is a right place to start. Of course, they’ll be days when we go over that amount, but what counts is we don’t have a daily diet of sugar in everything we eat or drink.
I think the best advice is to use good judgment. We all know too much of anything is not usually good for us.