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I found this interesting article that suggests that the sugar industry is borrowing tactics from the tobacco industry and that it needs to market moderation in sugar consumption. The author talks about the parallels of not being able to run controlled trials because of ethical concerns and industry leaders saying that observational studies only prove correlation and not causation.

She bases her argument on studies that test the affects of excessive sugar consumption that link it to disease and cancers. I thought it wasn’t really that fair because looking at observational studies of excessive consumption of anything is probably going to be linked to something bad. She also ignores studies that show consumption of sugar is not shown to be linked to body weight gain and disease, but rather to other factors.

I thought it was funny to compare the sugar industry to the tobacco industry based on how they defend themselves.

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