Sugar-coating research results

Industry withheld evidence linking sucrose to disease

The US sugar industry appears to have pulled the plug on a study that linked sucrose to disease.

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The charge comes from a team of researchers at the University of California who reviewed internal sugar industry documents from 1967 and discovered that the Sugar Research Foundation (SRF) funded animal research to evaluate sucrose's effects on cardiovascular health.
When the evidence seemed to indicate that sucrose might be associated with heart disease and bladder cancer, the foundation terminated the project without