Health Sachet No 312:

Previous health sachet had mentioned that the health guidelines in 1970s wrongly advised skimmed milk as preferable to high-fat milk. But how did *fat* become such an enemy?

Recent exposé showed that the sugar industry paid off Harvard scientists in 1967 to publish a false report linking heart disease and obesity with dietary fat and hide the real cause: Sugar.
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/09/13/well/eat/how-the-sugar-industry-shifted-blame-to-fat.html

As a result, for 50 years, we have been cautioned to eat low-fat food, which often contained a lot of sugar to improve the taste.

Last year, Coca Cola was found funding millions of dollars for research to play down the link between sugary drinks and obesity.
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/08/09/coca-cola-funds-scientists-who-shift-blame-for-obesity-away-from-bad-diets/

In June, it was reported that candy makers were funding studies that claimed that children who eat candy tend to weigh less than those who do not.
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/f9483d554430445fa6566bb0aaa293d1/ap-exclusive-how-candy-makers-shape-nutrition-science

• Do not blindly rely on official dietary guidelines.
• Use common sense, wherever possible.
• Be willing to change, in light of new evidence.

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