❝ A U.S. sugar industry trade group appears to have pulled the plug on a study that was producing animal evidence linking sucrose to disease nearly 50 years ago…
Researchers Cristin Kearns, Dorie Apollonio and Stanton Glantz from the University of California at San Francisco reviewed internal sugar industry documents and discovered that the Sugar Research Foundation funded animal research to evaluate sucrose’s effects on cardiovascular health. When the evidence seemed to indicate that sucrose might be associated with heart disease and bladder cancer…they found the foundation terminated the project without publishing the results…
❝ The results suggest that the current debate on the relative effects of sugar vs. starch may be rooted in more than 60 years of industry manipulation of science. Last year, the Sugar Association criticized a mouse study suggesting a link between sugar and increased tumor growth and metastasis, saying that “no credible link between ingested sugars and cancer has been established.”
Sugar can be part of a natural diet, one reflective of the gradual evolution of Homo sapiens. Want to get back to that situation? You’ll have to battle against the brainwashing you’ve been subjected to by decades of adverts on radio and TV, in movies – and, now, on the interwebitubes [thanks, Dave].
Nothing new about profiting from induced addiction.
6 thoughts on “Sugar industry hid evidence of negative health effects nearly 50 years ago”
“The Startling Link Between Sugar and Alzheimer’s : A high-carb diet, and the attendant high blood sugar, are associated with cognitive decline.” (The Atlantic 1/26/18) https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/01/the-startling-link-between-sugar-and-alzheimers/551528/
“Less sugar, please! New studies show low glucose levels might assist muscle repair : Skeletal muscle satellite cells found to grow better with less glucose in vitro” (Tokyo Metropolitan University) https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-04/tmu-lsp033021.php
“Excess Glucose Impedes the Proliferation of Skeletal Muscle Satellite Cells Under Adherent Culture Conditions” https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fcell.2021.640399/full
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Cutting 20% of sugar from packaged foods and 40% from beverages could prevent 2.48 million cardiovascular disease events (such as strokes, heart attacks, cardiac arrests), 490,000 cardiovascular deaths, and 750,000 diabetes cases in the U.S. over the lifetime of the adult population (Massachusetts General Hospital) https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/926613
“The Fly” (1986) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GY7Lm_ssa8
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“How the Sugar Industry Makes Political Friends and Influences Elections” (ProPublica 2/3/22) https://www.propublica.org/article/how-the-sugar-industry-makes-political-friends-and-influences-elections