Sugar Industry Influenced National Health Policy, Says Researcher

March 13, 2015 11:49 AM

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Sugar Industry Influenced National Health Policy, Says Researcher

We've long known that many industries work hard to influence federal research and policy, putting profit before the public health. And now, recently uncovered documents show that the sugar industry spent over a decade fighting federal research on tooth decay.

According to a new analysis published in the journal PLOS Medicine, internal memos from the 1960s reveal that major sugar companies were able to successfully manipulate the federal research funding priorities of the U.S. National Institute of Dental Research, a branch of the National Institutes of H...

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