September 2016 Current Events: Disasters & Science News
Here's a slideshow depicting the major science and disaster news events of September 2016.
1. Philae Was Lost, Now Found 2. Studies Show Sugar Demonized Fat 3. Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Pledge Billions to End Disease 4. Loma Fire Threatens Hundreds of Homes 5. First Healthy Three-Parent Baby Is Born 6. Elon Musk Outlines His Vision to Populate Mars
- New Documents Show Studies' Methodical Demonization of Fat
- Contents of documents dating back to the 1960s are revealed in the JAMA Internal Medicine on September 12, 2016, and show the sugar industry paid scientists to de-emphasize the link between sugar and heart disease. In the 1960s the Sugar Association paid three Harvard scientists $50,000 to publish a paper naming saturated fat as the real enemy rather than sugar. The studies to "support" these claims were handpicked by the Sugar Association. A professor of medicine at University of California San Francisco states, "They were able to derail the discussion about sugar for decades."
- Photo source: AP Photo/Matt Rourke