U.S. Sugar Industry Implicated in Obesity Epidemic

The U.S. sugar industry successfully used its influence to steer federal research into the prevention of tooth decay away from the role of refined sugars in the 1970s, according to newly discovered documents. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, recently found long-lost details in the archives of the University of Illinois about how the sugar industry worked 40 years ago to control the research agenda on tooth decay.