Newly discovered documents show that the sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960s to shape the debate around heart disease, sugar and fat.

So the sugar industry paid scientists to manipulate data that shifted obesity blame from sugar to fat. This was done years ago and has influenced nutritional policy even to this day.

Last year, an article in The New York Times revealed that Coca-Cola, the world’s largest producer of sugary beverages, had provided millions of dollars in funding to researchers who sought to play down the link between sugary drinks and obesity. In June, The Associated Press reported that candy makers were funding studies that claimed that children who eat candy tend to weigh less than those who do not.

So, when people talk about corporations manipulating scientific data for their own benefit and other people try to discredit these people as being conspiracy theorists, just remember that the truth ultimately comes out.

So let’s try to be a little more aware of  other things going on today, where corporstionsxate msjupukating data for their own benefit, before it’s too late and the damage becomes irreversible.

Source: How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat

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