What US might have done to hide real effect of sugar to our bodies
Two American experts revealed that there was a report decades ago showing the real effect of sugar to human body but the US sugar industry has apparently killed it.
Stanton Glantz, a professor of medicine and director of the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Center for Tobacco Control Research, and Education and post-doctoral fellow Cristin Kearns of the UCSF School of Medicine said that there was a derogatory report conducted from 1960s to 1970s that tried to determine whether sugar intake leads to heart disease and bladed cancer.
Glantz said that Kearns recently found industry documents covering research on rats to determine if sugar instigates or directly causes heart disease and bladder cancer.
Early results in August 1970 indicated that rats fed a high-sugar diet experienced an increase in blood levels of triglycerides, a type of fat that contributes to cholesterol.
Rats fed loads of sugar also appeared to have elevated levels of beta-glucuronidase, an enzyme previously associated with bladder cancer among humans, the researchers said.
The results of that study was cut short when the Sugar Association withheld funding for the researchers at the University of Birmingham (UB) in the United Kingdom and were never made public.
“This was an experiment that produced evidence that contradicted the scientific position of the sugar industry. It certainly would have contributed to increasing our understanding of the cardiovascular risk associated with eating a lot of sugar, and they didn’t want that,” a latest report citing Glantz said.