Sugar Industry Long Downplayed Potential Harms

It’s no secret to anyone that sugar isn’t exactly the healthiest option, but newly released documents suggest that the sugar industry has been covering up the true dangers of the product. The industry funded and launched research into the cardiovascular effects of sugar and kept the results, which spelled some dangers, from the public. Reports of this are being denied by the Sugar Association.

Key Takeaways:

  • Burried research from the 1960’s suggested that sugar could be harmful.
  • The internal industry documents were uncovered by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco.
  • Evidence suggests that the sugar industry has long tried to mislead the public and protect its economic interests by suppressing worrisome research.

“The sugar industry funded animal research in the 1960s that looked into the effects of sugar consumption on cardiovascular health — and then buried the data when it suggested that sugar could be harmful, according to newly released historical documents.”