Big Sugar and the big cover up.

So in the annals of not surprising news….This from NPR: The authors of the new Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) article  say that for the past five decades, the sugar industry has been attempting to influence the scientific debate over the relative risks of sugar and fat.  Current science has discovered that processed sugar intake is more involved in heart disease than fat, but it took years of sugar business lying and people dying for this to become clear. “Policymaking committees should consider giving less weight to food industry-funded studies,” they write. (Well, duh.)

Kinda like the tobacco industry casting doubt on the toxicity of cigarettes and fossil fuel producers denying climate change. If there is money to be made, a cover up will be created until it is too late and people pay with their lives. The take-home? Educate yourself. Read, don’t take my word for it, explore, challenge and take charge of your own diet and habits. No one really cares more than you do about your own health. There. Rant over. (for now.)