The Sugar Industry Hid Shocking Documents for 40 Years

These days, the link between heavy sugar consumption and heart disease is as clear as a glass of Sprite, and readily acknowledged by the American Heart Association. But for decades, Americans concerned about cardiovascular trouble were told that salvation lay in avoiding dietary fat, not sugar. For a blockbuster 2012 Mother Jones piece, Cristin Kearns and Gary Taubes uncovered old documents showing that starting in the 1960s, the sweetener industry used "Big Tobacco-style tactics" to ensure...

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