Revealed: How the sugar industry paid prestigious Harvard researchers to say fat (NOT sugar) caused heart disease

  • metta

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    Sep 13, 2016 10:09 PM GMT
    Revealed: How the sugar industry paid prestigious Harvard researchers to say fat (NOT sugar) caused heart disease



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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3785753/How-sugar-industry-paid-prestigious-Harvard-researchers-say-fat-NOT-sugar-caused-heart-disease.html
  • metta

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    Sep 17, 2016 5:05 PM GMT
    SB, no one is suggesting that. There are very few services that should be publicly owned, such as the fire department, police department, prisons, public administration, libraries, health services, public education, water services, postal services, forest management, road management, etc. With health services, I would be ok if Kaiser managed health services in the same way that the postal service runs separately from the government. Reason being that Kaiser is a non-profit and they developed a pretty good system. They have done a good job of using technology to improve the quality of the services. I'm against the health industry current focus of maximizing profits. That is unethical in health services.
  • metta

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    Sep 18, 2016 5:16 AM GMT
    Well, you of course have a right to your fears. but no, having a single payer system will not result in other industries being public. We will eventually have single payer health care. It is just a matter of time. I think that even with a single payer system, there will still be room for a private health care system. There is room for both. As I said above, I would like to see Kaiser run it.
  • MuscledHorse

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    Sep 19, 2016 2:59 AM GMT
    Great article! I also recommend Jeff O'Connell's excellent "Sugar Nation", which is a blistering indictment of how our health care system has bungled the obesity and diabetes epidemic and how health care groups like the American Diabetes Association have succumbed to corporate donors from the soda and candy industries and allowed them to influence ADA policies and guidelines on when exactly sugar and carbs become an issue.