How the sugar industry sweetened research in its favor
By Jacqueline Howard, CNN
Updated 1626 GMT (0026 HKT) September 12, 2016
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- A new paper claims the sugar industry funded early heart disease research
- Experts compare the findings to the tobacco industry’s controversial history
- Sugar Association: “It is challenging for us to comment on events that allegedly occurred 60 years ago”
(CNN) Scientists began to uncover a link between sugar and heart disease about 60 years ago, and now, the general consensus among experts is that sugar intake is associated with heart disease risk.