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Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on new research showing that beyond weight gain, sugar can take a serious toll on your health, worsening conditions ranging from heart disease to cancer.
Via CBS News
We all know sugar is sweet, but it has an unsavory side too. Sugar is poisoning us, and most of the time we don’t even know how much we’re consuming.
Overeating, poor memory formation, learning disorders, depression – all have been linked in recent research to the over-consumption of sugar. And these linkages point to a problem that is only beginning to be better understood: what our chronic intake of added sugar is doing to our brains.
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Laden with sugar, preservatives, salt, and fat, these processed foods aren’t good for anyone, especially people with diabetes. Strike them from your shopping list and do your health a favor.
Ever notice some foods, like oatmeal, fill you up quickly, but others, like rice, you can go on eating seemingly forever?
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Scientists studying mice have made a surprising discovery about the origin of diabetes. The disease may start in the intestines.
Full story at Futurity
Soft drinks are the beverage of choice for millions of Americans. Some drink them morning, noon, night, and in between. They’re tasty, available everywhere, and inexpensive. They’re also a prime source of extra calories that can contribute to weight gain. Once thought of as innocent refreshment, soft drinks are also coming under scrutiny for their contributions to the development of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic conditions. Diet soft drinks, made with artificial sweeteners, may not be the best alternatives to regular soft drinks.
Full story at Harvard School of Public Health
Sure, sugar’s bad for you. But should we establish a drinking age for sugary sodas? According to UC San Francisco pediatric endocrinologist Robert Lustig, the answer is emphatically yes. He says that added sweeteners have health effects comparable to alcohol and tobacco, and should be regulated accordingly.
Full story at io9
A SWEET tooth does more than pack on the pounds. It causes your skin to age prematurely, making you look older than you really are. But how much older?
Full story at New Scientist