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Sugar Lobby Manipulation Of Studies Compared To Tobacco industry

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Published on Sep 12, 2016

Researchers reported Monday, a sugar industry group paid for studies that underplayed the role that added sugars play in heart disease.
Leaving out the considerable role that sugary foods play, the researchers said, studies paid for by the lobbying group helped set the U.S. on a policy course that focused almost exclusively on fat as the main cause of heart disease.
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They compare the sugar industry's approach to tactics used by the tobacco industry to shed doubt on research showing tobacco causes cancer and heart disease.
According to a pair of papers published in the Journal of the American Medical Association's JAMA Internal Medicine, this kind of practice still goes on today.
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