Sugar Industry Hid the Connection between Sugar Consumption and Heart Disease for Four Decades


The debate talked in the year 1960 over the impacts of fats and sugar on the cardiovascular disease. Scientists have claimed that sugar industry endowed research to have a look into sugar consumption in order to influence the discussion. But when this powerful industry found that the sugar is injurious to human health, the sturdy industry pointed its finger at fats.

The investigation released in the PLOS Biology journal on Tuesday discloses the assertion of scientists at the at San Francisco of the University of California claiming that the recently uncovered historical data is indicating that the industry never revealed the findings from its research and misguide the public to maintain its economic interests.

The team from The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) told that Sugar Research Foundation, having organizational ties with the Sugar Association had paid animal research to investigate the connection between cardiovascular disease and sugar consumption in 1968, after testing the internal documents of sugar industry. Rats had been fed with a high-sugar diet and noticed to suffer from increased levels of fatty substances, triglyceride in the blood stream. While, the high levels of triglyceride in humans can highs the risks stroke or heart attack.

Stanton Glantz, one of the authors of the study said that, “This is continuing to build the case that the sugar industry has a long history of manipulating science. It was not a study but a perspective, a collection of speculations and assumptions about events that happened nearly five decades ago. It also called the researchers known critics of the sugar industry.”