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Does Eating Sugar Really Cause Acne?

Sugar by itself does not cause acne per se. There are many reasons that acne can form and hormonal fluctuations in the body (hormonal acne) can be a significant factor for your breakouts. Acne has many possible culprits; therefore, it is imperative to see a qualified dermatologist

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Study shows modest physical activity could improve disease markers

Report suggests insulin resistance could be reduced with modest physical activity. New study suggests modest physical activity can reduce risk of developing insulin resistance which leads to type 2 diabetes. Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine, or BUSM, studied the relationship of physical activity, inactivity to

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I Reversed Insulin Resistance and You Can Too

How I went from a sugar/carb burning athlete to a fat burning beast. It was 2014 and I was looking at a lot of red in my most recent blood work results. What’s all this red?” I asked my Doctor. “Well,” she said, “It shows your cholesterol

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Sugar stands accused

Sugar was in the dock at Harvard Law School this week, accused of a prime role in the twin epidemics of obesity and diabetes sweeping the country. Science journalist and author Gary Taubes ’77 made his case that sugar consumption — which has risen dramatically over the

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Deconstructed Nutella: nuts, cocoa – and 58% sugar

Name: Nutella. Age: 53-ish. Place of birth: Piedmont, Italy. Appearance: Lovely brown gloop. Yeah. Who doesn’t love Nutella? Well, some people say it might be bad for you. Bad for me? But nuts are healthy and it’s called “Nut-ella”. Doh. Well, someone in Germany has recreated a

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The Limits of Sugar Guidelines

Is there a danger in governments offering too-specific advice on sugar consumption? A firestorm recently erupted over a paper in the Annals of Internal Medicine that found official advice limiting sugar in diets to be based on “low” or “very low” quality evidence. Because a food-industry group had funded the

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Secondhand sugars are the new secondhand smoke — and they’re harming children

If you saw a pregnant woman smoking, you would undoubtedly be concerned about the health of her child. But if you saw a pregnant woman drinking a soda, would you bat an eye? The comparison may seem extreme, but the parallels between tobacco and sugar run deeper

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Do Our Bodies Treat Sugar Like Poison?

Sugar isn’t poison, but it definitely isn’t good for you. One sugar in particular (glucose) lies at the core of virtually all of the metabolic reactions going on in your body because it is the primary molecule from which your body “knows” how to get energy. Most

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If Sugar Is Harmless, Prove It

Over the past half-century, the rate of obesity in America has nearly tripled, while the incidence of diabetes has increased roughly sevenfold. It’s estimated that the direct health care costs related to obesity and diabetes in the United States is $1 billion a day, while economists have calculated the indirect costs to society

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Do sugar substitutes spike our insulin secretion?

Not all sweeteners are created equal. There are multiple types of sweeteners, all of them chemically distinct from each other. It turns out that some of these sugar substitutes are even more harmful than sugars in many aspects. Despite not being sugar, some artificial sweeteners induce the same

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