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September 2016 Current Events: Disasters & Science News

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Here's a slideshow depicting the major science and disaster news events of September 2016.

New Documents Show Studies' Methodical Demonization of Fat
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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."
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