The sugar industry capitalized animal research in the 1960s that studied the consequences of sugar intake on cardiovascular health and then concealed the data when it proposed that sugar could be detrimental for health. The intimate industry indentures were exposed by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco. The authors say that it constructs on proof that the sugar industry has tried to hoodwink the public and safeguard its economic concerns by vanquishing daunting research a stratagem used by the tobacco industry.
The document showcases that in 1968 a trade group named the Sugar Research Foundation financed research assignments on animals to throw light on association between sugar and heart health. However, when the research aimed to an apparatus by which sugar may stimulate not only heart diseases but also bladder cancer. The study was abandoned and the results were never published.
The sugar industry has been vocal about the fact that sugar is not responsible for promoting obesity, diabetes or heart disease nonetheless innumerable studies by independent scholars have finalized otherwise. Stanton Glantz, a professor of medicine at U.C.S.F. and an author of the new report, said that in spite the fact that the presently unearthed documents are 50 years old, they are vital as they aim towards a historical strategy to denigrate the prospective health effects of sugar intake.
Dr. Glantz said that this indicates towards the manifestation that sugar industry has a long history of handling science. In a statement the Sugar Association debated the new report rendering it an assembly of conjecturing and supposition about occurrences that took place five years ago carried out by a group of researchers and financed by nonconformists and companies that are the critics of the sugar industry since a long time.