Sugar industry withheld evidence of sucrose’s health effects nearly 50 years ago

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 argue in a paper publishing on November 21 in the open access journal PLOS Biology.

 

Leaked email exchange reveals food industry tactics

Researchers have analysed a leaked email exchange between former Coca-Cola officials, which they say shows clear evidence of the deliberate and coordinated approach the food and beverages industry uses to influence scientific evidence and expert opinion. Lexi Metherell reports.

 

Can You Trust Dietitians?

CAN YOU TRUST DIETITIANS WHO ARE IN BED WITH BIG FOOD?

Should you follow advice from dietitians who are bed partners with the food industry? Even when they say it’s just for the sponsorship money, and food companies have no influence on their advice whatsoever? 

Dietitians and their organisations who are sponsored by Big Food like to say they are not proxies; that it’s just coincidence they promote its products.

 

Records Found in Dusty Basement Undermine Decades of Dietary Advice

Raw data from a 40-year-old study raises new questions about fats – an article from Scientific American:

“Ramsden, of the National Institutes of Health, unearthed raw data from a 40-year-old study, which challenges the dogma that eating vegetable fats instead of animal fats is good for the heart. The study, the largest gold-standard experiment testing that idea, found the opposite, Ramsden and his colleagues reported on Tuesday in BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal).”

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