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Why sugar is worse than fat

Postby manish » Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:46 am

This is a small video in which Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks why sugar is worse than fat.

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Why Sugar Is Worse Than Fat
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Some excerpts from the talk -


Why is sugar so bad? Is there a simple way to explain that scientifically?

Here's a simple way – it’s that humans weren't designed to eat this much sugar. We used to get sugar once a year when fruit fell from the trees. Even honey was protected by the bees. How much food could you really eat? I mean you can't…10 oranges, that's enough. Now, we eat 140 pounds, roughly, a year, on average. Our bodies simply didn’t evolve to be able to handle that.

So it hits the liver, the liver says I don't know what to do with all this sugar, so it starts to metabolize it in unusual ways and it gets turned into what are known as low density lipoprotein particles. And that's the worst kind of cholesterol.



You can watch the video here -

http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com ... -than-fat/
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Re: Why sugar is worse than fat

Postby manish » Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:21 pm

Quite an interesting story of of sugar -

SICKENINGLY SWEET

The idea of “industrial epidemics” of non-communicable diseases, being driven by the profit motives of major corporations, rings true for both. And while tobacco is widely acknowledged to be addictive, sugar can also drive behavioral responses that are indistinguishable from addiction.

But in the 21st century, the grip of sugar is stronger than comparable scourges like tobacco, or even alcohol. Sugar is not only ubiquitous—it is potentially responsible for approximately 20% of the caloric content of modern diets—but also central to the world’s economy and cultural heritage.


You can read complete article here -
Sugar has caused a global public health crisis and should be regulated like tobacco
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