It seems that the sugar industry has been cooking up bad “science” for years, according to this article in Vox. For example, it sought to distract us from the dangers of sugary diets by focusing research on dietary fats, whether saturated or not.
This chart included in the Vox article speaks volumes about the role of sugars (and saturated fats) in mortality.
Time to dump the cookies and deli meats. Again.