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Sugar Health Effects

Still Believe 'A Calorie Is A Calorie'?

Robert Lustig, M.D. | Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Lustig, M.D.

Sugar in excess is a toxin, unrelated to its calories. The dose determines the poison. Like alcohol, a little sugar is fine, but a lot is not. And the food industry has put us way over our limit.

The Sweet Life: Protect Yourself Against Sugar Toxicity and Diabetes

Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E. | Posted 11.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E.

Sweeteners condition our taste buds to want more sweet. Consuming excessive amounts of sugar triggers your brain and body to want sugar most of the time. If your blood sugar dips down, your body gets a signal to eat more sugar. It's almost as if your system has been hijacked.

Teen Hospitalized For Addiction To Coke -- No, The Other Kind

Posted 07.12.2012 | Home

18 year old Zoe Cross really loves Coke -- so much that she has been drinking around 18 pints of it a day for the last four years. The Sun reporte...

Don't Want to Quit or Reduce Sugar? First, Find Your Biggest Sugar 'Whys'

Connie Bennett | Posted 08.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Connie Bennett

Are you angry with yourself because you can't seem to turn down tempting desserts or other empty-calorie carbs -- even though you began your day determined to eat cleanly?

60 Minutes Gets It Right That Sugar Is Addictive and May Be Killing You

John R. Talbott | Posted 06.02.2012 | Healthy Living
John R. Talbott

If you are skeptical by nature, you may have thought the segment last night claiming sugar was toxic was some kind of April Fool's joke. Certainly, you thought the scientists appearing on the show were overreacting in saying that sugar might be addictive. Let me tell you, they weren't.

On Display: The Health Effects Of Eating Too Much Sugar

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.05.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We need to know that we consume too much sugar and that it does us harm because, ostensibly, knowledge is power. In that spirit, we in public health have cause to welcome some important new allies to the mission of advancing health through better nutrition: museums.

Sugar's Health Effects: Why You Should Look For Life's Sweetness Elsewhere

Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P. | Posted 09.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.

Sugar leads to the release of powerful chemicals like serotonin, beta-endorphin and the reward chemical dopamine. No wonder we can't live without it!

Sugar Isn't Evil: A Rebuttal

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.18.2011 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

The notion that sugar is evil and the only dietary consideration that matters is, in a word, humbug.