In the mid-1960s, Harvard researchers examined the relationship between the American diet and heart disease — a leading cause of death among men.
At the time, experts disagreed over what caused heart disease: some blamed sugar, others blamed fat and cholesterol. The widely-distributed review singled out fat and cholesterol, downplaying the effects of sucrose. The problem? The analysis was funded and controlled by a sugar industry trade group.
It's a discovery made by Cristin Kearns, a dentist researcher at UC San Francisco. Take Two spoke with Kearns to learn more.
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