How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat

The sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960s to play down the link between sugar and heart disease and promote saturated fat as the culprit instead, newly released historical documents show.


AHA Updated Sugar Recommendation for Healthy Kids and Teens

In August 2016 the American Heart Association updated their recommended sugar intake for children and young adults below the age of 18. Current WHO recommendations released in 2015 report that scientific studies showed daily consumption of added sugar in excess of 9 teaspoons (38g) for men and 6 teaspoons (25g) for women have serious effects on health contributing to metabolic syndrome and obesity, heart disease, diabetes and tooth decay.

John Yudkin: the man who tried to warn us about sugar


This is a fascinating article published in the Telegraph in 2014 about John Yudkin, a British physiologist and nutritionist and the founding Professor of the Department of Nutrition at Queen Elizabeth College, London. In the early 70's, when the food industry was blaming fat for the increase in heart disease and promoting the low-fat diet, he argued that his research pointed to sugar as the more probably cause. He published his findings in the book Pure, White and Deadly in 1972. Sit down with a coffee for ten minutes and have a read. It might change your food choices and what you feed your kids.