Is The Shocking News of the Sugar Industry's Influence Over Harvard Researchers Really Shocking?

Hey, Sugar, pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. Today, the Journal of the American Medical Association dropped an alleged bombshell when it disclosed that the sugar industry lobby influenced research on coronary heart disease by effectively bribing Harvard researchers to promote the theory that dietary fat, and not sugar, causes heart disease. The story is trending on Facebook at this very moment, and the JAMA Facebook post states that "Policymaking committees should consider giving less weight to food industry-funded studies, and include mechanistic and animal studies as well as studies appraising the effect of added sugars on multiple CHD biomarkers and disease development." All of this is well and good (actually, no, not really), but I've got to ask you--are you really surprised? And now I've got to ask, no, are you really surprised, or just playing along with our news cycle and water-cooler conversations? Shouldn't the public know better by now? Especially those of us who are more than a couple of decades old? In the 1980s, it was common knowledge--science!--that fat causes fatness. Duh. Eat fat, get fat. Same with dietary cholesterol: eat high-cholesterol food like eggs and your cholesterol will spike. And so everyone went fat free, and processed foods replaced fats with sugars. In the 1990s, the sheer massiveness of those who stuffed their faces with fatfreeness and became fat in so doing caused the Western hemisphere to outweigh the East, ...
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Source: Clinica Chimica Acta - Category: Laboratory Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion: Severe acute pancreatitis during pregnancy leads to a high rate of fetal mortality.Gestational trimester, delayed diagnosis, HTG, MOF, gestational diabetes mellitus, and preeclampsia are predictors of fetal loss. Therefore, close monitoring is essential for pregnancies complicated with HTG, diabetes mellitus, and hypertension. PMID: 32249649 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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CONCLUSION: Differences between NHB and NHW men in the intake of certain nutrients may be related to chronic disease disparities. Future research should consider racial/ethnic differences in dietary intake among men and the impact these differences have on men's health. PMID: 32250708 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Public Health Reports - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research
Shenmai injection suppresses multidrug resistance in MCF-7/ADR cells through the MAPK/NF-κB signalling pathway. Pharm Biol. 2020 Dec;58(1):276-285 Authors: Yang L, Zhang C, Chen J, Zhang S, Pan G, Xin Y, Lin L, You Z Abstract Context: Shenmai Injection (SMI) is usually used to treat atherosclerotic coronary heart disease and viral myocarditis in China. However, the effect of SMI on multidrug resistance has not been reported.Objective: To investigate the reversal effect of SMI in adriamycin (ADR) resistant breast cancer cell line (MCF-7/ADR) and explore the related molecular mechanisms.Materials a...
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