Sugar Industry and Coronary Heart Disease Research: A Historical Analysis of Internal Industry Documents

A study in JAMA Internal Medicine  reports that the sugar industry sponsored a research program in the 1960s and 1970s that successfully cast doubt about the hazards of sucrose while promoting fat as the dietary culprit in CHD. Policymaking committees should consider giving less weight to food industry–funded studies and include mechanistic and animal studies as well as studies appraising the effect of added sugars on multiple CHD biomarkers and disease development. Citation: Kearns CE,  Schmidt LA,Glantz SA. Sugar Industry and Coronary Heart Disease Research: A Historical Analysis of Internal Industry Documents JAMA Intern Med.  2016; Published online September 12, 2016.