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The sugar industry paid scientists to blame fat for the cause of heart disease.

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Remember the low-fat movement? The one that took away all of our beloved dairy products? The movement that is still influencing the way we eat today? Well, it looks like it was all a big scheme created by the sugar industry.

Documents dating back to 1967 were released on Monday in the American Medical Association’s internal medicine journal (JAMA) which were discovered by a researcher at the University of California, San Francisco. The documents show that the Sugar Research Foundation (now called the Sugar Association) paid Harvard scientists to publish a review of sugar, fat and heart research, one favorable to their corporate interests. The studies were selected by the SRF to deliberately minimize the connection between heart health and sugar, shifting the blame on saturated fat.

The New York Times published a full report on the new discovery here.

Guess its time to stop eating low-fat Twizzlers and go for the pizza instead. Pour some butter on that sucker, and stick it to Big Sugar!

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