A quick post from the Austrian Alps…

… where I am on holiday.

A new piece of research that may be not that surprising but is worth a read in my view. 

Documents recently discovered by a researcher from the University of San Fransico reveal that as long as 50 years ago the sugar industry was funding research to deliberately down play the role of sugar in heart disease.

Marion Nestle, a nutrition, food studies and public health professor at New York University, said the food industry continues to influence nutrition science, in an editorial published alongside the JAMA report.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/sep/12/sugar-industry-paid-research-heart-disease-jama-report

At the same time, John Yudkin was being ridiculed by the scientific establishment for suggesting that it was not fat but sugar that was causing an increase in coronary heart disease. An increase that is continuing to this day but now accompanied by an explosion in Type 2 diabetes. Dietary fat does not cause diabetes, sugar does.

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