1960s Sugar Companies Paid Harvard Scientists To Make Fat The Leading Cause Of Heart Disease
In 1967, three Harvard researchers took money from the sugar industry to downplay the harmful effects of sugar. That's right -- it was an old-fashioned, straight-up bribe. The Harvard scientists were conducting a review of reports about the causes of heart disease, and on orders from the Sugar Research Foundation, they fudged their findings and instead pointed the finger at fats. Parents, schools, and individuals have followed the bad tips for decades now, and Americans' health has declined.