Monday, September 12, 2016

Sugar and Heart Disease

I've mentioned in the past studies that show atherosclerosis to be an inflammatory response to blood sugar and the lacvk of persuasive evidence tying dietary fat to heart disease.  Now, 9/12/16 Time reports on how this was hidden for so long:
The sugar industry has a long history of skewing nutrition science, a new report suggests. By combing through archival documents from the 1950s and 1960s, researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), report that the sugar industry sponsored research that turned attention away from the sweetener’s link to heart disease and toward fat and cholesterol as the bigger culprits.
The documents the researchers reviewed in their report, published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine, included correspondence between the Sugar Research Foundation (SRF) and nutrition professors at the Harvard School of Public Health. The letters discussed the SRF’s effort to respond to growing research linking sugar to coronary heart disease.


Fidel said...

Indeed. I just finished reading The Obesity Code, by Dr. Jason Fung....

Interesting, and it makes sense. Blood glucose isn't the issue, blood insulin levels are.

Too bad the powers that forced the current dietary disaster on America cannot pay for their crimes against humanity

mollo said...

My family and I have been doing Atkins to lose weight successfully. I want to read The Obesity Code too. I need to do a study on the difference in oils.