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More Bad News about Sugar?

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Drinks! (Photo credit: Martin Cathrae)

The headline reads: Sugar-sweetened drinks claim 180,000 lives a year worldwide.  I don’t know how accurate these figures are.  Not a fan of sugar or sugar-sweetened drinks, but  sugar is found hidden in so many processed foods  that it may be doubtful that only sugar-sweetened drinks are to blame.  Is it the sugar in the drinks alone or high  carbohydrate foods?    All carbohydrates in the diet are ultimately converted to glucose whether it’s starch, sucrose, fructose, maltose, or lactose thus, higher blood glucose and  hyperinsulinemia which may lead to a higher rate of adverse metabolic effects.  Metabolic syndrome increases the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease and over 50 million American adults have this condition.


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One thought on “More Bad News about Sugar?

  1. Ever since I quit and avoid sugar, I’ve never felt better…people knocked on atkins yet to this day, it still works


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