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How The Sugar Industry Fooled Us All

Did you see this article in the New York Times? Unbelievable, and yet at the same time, totally believable.

I know how busy you are, so incase you didn't have the chance to read it, I wanted to break it down for you and give you the most important information from that ground breaking story. 

I feel so deeply that this information is CRITICAL for you to know.

Recently discovered internal sugar industry documents reveal that they paid scientists in the 1960’s to down play the link between sugar and heart disease, and to promote saturated fat as the culprit instead. These documents prove that the sugar industry KNEW there was a relationship between high sugar diets and heart disease. 

These documents reveal correspondence between John Hickson, a top sugar industry executive and other higher ups in the sugar industry. They devised a plan to shift public opinion “through research, information, and legislative programs.” 

One of the scientists paid by the sugar industry was Dr. Mark Hegsted, who became the head of nutrition at the United States Department of Agriculture.  He helped draft the forerunner to the federal government's dietary guidelines!


Even though these documents date back nearly 50 years, more recent reports show that the food industry still continues to influence nutrition science.

Last year, The New York Times wrote an article exposing the millions of dollars Coca-Cola spent funding researchers who down played the link between soda and obesity. Proof that this is still happening. 

In response to these findings, the Sugar Association still maintains that “sugar does not have a unique role in heart disease.” 


For several decades, health officials have encouraged Americans to opt for “low fat” foods which are LOADED WITH SUGAR, because without the fat, the food tastes like cardboard. Next time you're at the grocery store, check out some "low fat" snacks and you will see just how much sugar is in there. For the record, many health experts blame the low-fat craze for fueling the obesity crisis. 

Maybe this bewilders you. How could this happen, you ask?

When review papers are published in prominent journals, they tend to shape the overall scientific discussion. Dr. Hegsted used his shady research to influence the government’s dietary recommendations. Many of these recommendations remain today. 

American dietary guidelines STILL focus on saturated fat as the driver for obesity, even though the American Heart Association AND the World Health Organization have warned that too much sugar can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. 

Well, there you have it. What an incredible story.

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