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Sugar Health

Anna Almendrala

Documents Reveal Sugar Industry Influenced National Health Policy

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.13.2015 | Healthy Living

We've long known that many industries work hard to influence federal research and policy, putting profit before the public health. And now, recently u...

Anna Almendrala

How The Food Industry Shapes Health Research

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living

Most scientists agree that added sugar -- especially in liquid form, like soda -- contributes to metabolic diseases like diabetes and obesity. But you...

Now Saturated Fat Is Good for You?

Christiane Northrup, MD | Posted 05.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Christiane Northrup, MD

Here's the bottom line: You don't have to limit healthy fat in your diet. What you have to limit are trans fats and sugars. Period. End of story.

Let Our Bellies Be!

Sarah Klein | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Klein

Instead of fearing foods based on how they may or may not make my belly protrude, my belly and I prefer to focus on the very real health risks of overdoing it on the highly-processed, highly-unnatural ingredients we call food.

Too Much Sugar Tied To Fatal Heart Problems

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO (AP) — A big national study says too much sugar could be deadly, at least when it comes to fatal heart problems. It doesn't take that much ...

No Sugars, No Grains: Is This the Key to Long-Term Health?

Quentin Vennie | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Quentin Vennie

I encourage you to safeguard your body and mind against the daily attacks from the food and drug industry. Fitness doesn't come in a pill and neither does health. It takes work! Be prepared, be knowledgable, but most importantly, be well.

Fat Does Not Make You Fat

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Fat doesn't make you fat. Sugar makes you fat. Eating good fats can actually help you stay healthy. So, eat good quality fats and real, whole, fresh food, and don't worry about it.

The 'Comeback' of the Twinkie: 22.5 Billion Calories (and Counting) That Americans Don't Need

Josh Stevens | Posted 10.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Josh Stevens

The Twinkie, while nostalgic and iconic in every way, represents just that: the old way of doing things. Those arguing that we should be able to (literally) have our cake and eat it too need only to look at obesity stats.

Rachel Tepper

A Bunch Of Lab Mice May Have Just Proven How Bad Sugar Is For Humans

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Tepper | Posted 08.13.2013 | Healthy Living

A study published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications puts forth shocking new claims about the detrimental effects of sugar intake at levels ...

Sweet Surprise: Guess Where Your Added Sugar Is Coming From?

Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger | Posted 07.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) just released the latest data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) on Americans' sugar consumption, and the results are quite surprising.  Here are some of the findings that really grabbed my attention.

Easy Ways To Kick Your Sugar Addiction

Posted 04.26.2013 | OWN

If ice cream, cookies, cakes and soda are your ultimate Achilles' heel, fret not. There is hope! Here, Dr. Oz reveals easy ways to kick your sugar add...

Psychodiabetes: Sugar on the Brain

Daniel G. Amen, M.D | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Daniel G. Amen, M.D

I disagree with those who say, "Everything in moderation." Would you want your child taking heroin in moderation -- or your spouse having affairs in moderation? If you want to protect your brain, you need to get off the sugar.

Is Your Soda Killing You? Why Mayor Bloomberg Got It Right

Adam Bosworth | Posted 05.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Adam Bosworth

Mary Poppins may have had the best intentions in mind, but if "a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down," the new mantra is "no sodas today keeps the doctor away."

Is Sugar Making the World Fat, Diabetic, and Hypertensive?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 05.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The new study in Public Health Nutrition reminds us that in developing countries, sugar intake continues to rise. Therefore, the developing world needs policies that limit added sugars, hopefully before the train leaves the station.

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.

Why Your Body Craves Carbs: The Link Between Carbs and Antibiotics, Explained

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

Don't get me wrong, antibiotics save lives. However, they're also overused. While these medicines play valuable roles in managing infections, they also wreak havoc on our guts.

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.

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?

What We Love Is Killing Us and Other Things, Too

Locke Rush | Posted 06.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Locke Rush

The other night I was watching 60 Minutes and saw a segment on sugar. It fit neatly into this piece that I had started on a few days earlier. It seems...

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.

Which Is Worse: High-Fructose Corn Syrup Or Sugar?

EatingWell | Posted 04.04.2012 | Healthy Living
EatingWell

The debate over whether high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is really worse for you than sugar is always popular and heated. A recently-published study suggests for the first time that there is a (slight) difference in the way the body processes HFCS and sugar.

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.

The Case Against Sugar (And Its Lobbyists)

The Atlantic Wire | Posted 06.14.2011 | Home

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Life Without Sugar? Sweet

Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau

By targeting 'added' sugar, giving up the white stuff isn't as hard as you'd think.