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Robert Lustig: the man who believes sugar is poison

The maverick scientist has long argued that sugar is as harmful as cocaine or tobacco – and that the food industry has been adding too much of it to our meals for too long. A convert hears more about his theory. If you have any interest at

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5 ways sugar could kill you

How sweet it isn’t. In his new book, “The Case Against Sugar” (Knopf, out now), health and science journalist Gary Taubes argues that our collective sweet tooth isn’t just making us fat — it could be killing us in ways we can’t even imagine. “People are dying

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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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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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Target: Blood Sugar Health

Published in WholeFoods Magazine November 2016 … Did you know that more than 29 million Americans have diabetes (1)? That’s more than 9% of the total population. The numbers climb every year with approximately 1.4 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes every year (1). With numbers like these,

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The Blatant Lies Big Sugar Tells to Keep You Coming Back for More

At the risk of sounding dramatic, sugar has become 2016’s tobacco: It’s terribly unhealthy for you, is widely available to kids, and is probably abused by ad agency executives. Sure, it may not be physically addictive, but unlike tobacco, it actually tastes good, which keeps people coming back

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Sugar lobby paid scientists to blur sugar’s role in heart disease – report

New report highlights battle by the industry to counter sugar’s negative health effects, and the cushy relationship between food companies and researchers. A new study details how the sugar industry worked to downplay emerging science linking sugar and heart disease. Influential research that downplayed the role of

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Study: Sugar Industry Secretly Paid Harvard Researchers to Blame Fat for Health Risks

In the 1960s, the leading sugar industry trade group paid three Harvard researchers nearly $50,000 in today’s dollars to publish a literature review that would link fat and cholesterol—and not sugar—to increased risk of heart disease. In 2007, Cristin Kearns was a general manager at Kaiser Permanente,

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Sugar industry paid scientists to misdirect obesity blame

Internal industry documents suggest that five decades of research into the role of nutrition and heart disease — including many of today’s dietary recommendations — may have been largely shaped by the sugar industry. The sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960s to downplay the link between

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