Sugar industry paid for dietary research in 1960s, analysis showsBMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4936 (Published 13 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4936
- Jacqui Wise
The sugar industry not only paid for but also initiated and influenced research to exonerate sugar as a major risk factor for coronary heart disease, a US analysis of archival documents published in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests.1
Researchers examined internal documents from the 1950s and ’60s, which show that the Sugar Research Foundation sponsored a research programme that successfully cast doubt on the dangers of sucrose while promoting dietary fat as the culprit in coronary heart disease.
The association paid more than …