By Walter Sorochan
Posted April 14, 2012; updated January 08, 2015 Disclaimer The information presented here is for informative and educational purposes only and is not intended as curative or prescriptive advice.
"Sugar is bad for you for three reasons: it is addicting, it feeds cancer cells and it prevents you from losing fat weight!
This article presents documented information about the dangers of eating sugar in foods or by itself.
Health Educators have been saying that sugar is bad for you for years Yudkin: Book 1986, but Registered Dieticians [RD's] have been denying it because of their connections with the food and beverage industry. What makes matters worse is the that the Department of Agriculture is attempting to control nutritional information in the US; and has already specified misinformed words or sugar terms that the food industry can use in many supplements and foods. The truth is hard to find!
The World Health Organization released a report a few years ago detailing the hazards of sugar and fat, but the American sugar lobby suppressed its release in the United States, though you can probably still find it on the website a www.who.org.
Real causes of obesity and chronic diseases 12mns:
Sugar Addiction Theory: Dr. Nicole Avena of Princeton and the University of Florida co-authored a book with John R. Talbot that theorizes that not only is sugar addictive, but also that you cannot cure one addiction without curing them all. The reason many people have trouble stopping alcohol drinking or smoking tobacco is because when they try, they substitute other forms of addiction like caffeine or soft drinks and so their bodies never get over the addictive cycle of cravings, satiety and withdrawal. Researcher Avena proved this theory with lab rats. Talbot: 60 mns sugar addiction Rubaum: sugar addiction 2009
This may be the prime reason most recovering addicts and even most dieters relapse. Incredibly, stopping eating sugar is not only the key component to a successful weight loss diet, it is the key to ending many of the bad habits we may have wanted to but were unable to stop in the past. Talbot: 60 mns sugar addiction
Ashley Gearhardt -- New science about sugar toxicity U-Tube 27:08 mns:
Although scientists don't fully understand the link between fructose and behaviors that lead to obesity, the fact that the brain scans show the sugars affect some regions differently supports the idea that such a link exists, according to study researcher Dr. Jonathan Purnell, a professor of medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. Rowan: brain different sugar responses
There is a lot of sugar in the food we eat:
Kinds of sugar:
All of us are familiar with white refined granular table sugar. This sugar was originally made by plants as carbohydrate or sucrose, by photosynthesis. Sugar is composed of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. There are various types of sugar derived from different sources:
Sugar is similar in biochemistry to vitamin C: Vitamin C [ascorbic acid] is found in plants and animals where it is produced from glucose. Animals must either produce it or digest it, otherwise a lack of vitamin C may cause scurvy, which may eventually lead to death. Many animals are able to produce it, although some primates, guinea pigs, teleost fishes, bats, some birds and humans cannot although require it as part of their nutrition. Wiki: Vit C
Need more scientific information that sugar is poisoning us, addicting us and making us fat? Well, there is plenty of support that sugar is causing many of our health problems. Davis: Sugar linked to cancer 2014 Finer: Lancet Fat Chance 2013 Fraser: corn syrup-diabetes II Haspel: Sugar poison debate 2013 Hutchison: type of sugar addicts Gearhardt Sugar legislation 2013 Gupta: 60 mns sugar addiction script Lenoir: sweetness addiction McClellan: sugar vs cocaine MacPherson: Princeton study Pikul: Give up sugar 2014 Rowan: brain different sugar responses Rubaum: sugar addiction 2009 Sorochan: hidden corn syrup 2010 Talbot: 60 vs sugar addiction Yudkin: Book 1986
Dr. Robert Lustig, Professor of Pediatrics, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital "Sugar is a Toxin" - Part 1
Robert Lustig: "Sugar is a Toxin" - Part 2
Robert Lustig: "Sugar is a Toxin" - Part 3
Conclusion: Do you think Halloween and Birthday treats addict children to sugar?
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Davis Malden, "Scientists crack why red meat is linked with cancer - and SUGAR may be to blame," DailyMail, December 30, 2014.   Davis: Sugar linked to cancer 2014
Finer Nick, "Book: Fat Chance." The Lancet, Editorial, 2013. Finer: Lancet Fat Chance 2013
Fraser Jessica, "Sugar, high-fructose corn syrup and type II diabetes," Natural News, July 07, 2005. Fraser: corn syrup-diabetes II
Haspel Tamar, "Is sugar a toxin? Experts debate the role of fructose in our obesity epidemic," The Washington Post, September 2, 2013. Haspel: Sugar poison debate 2013
Hendrickson Kirstin, "What Is the Difference Between Real Sugar & High Fructose Corn Syrup?" LiveStrong.com, Nov 6, 2010. Hendrickson: sugar vs corn syrup 2010
Hutchison Courtney, "Is Your Sweet Tooth an Addiction?" ABC News Medical Unit, June 10, 2010. Hutchison: type of sugar addicts
Gearhardt Ashley, "New Science of Sugar Addiction," Yale and Rudd Center for Policy and Obesity, 2011. [ explores what makes certain foods capable of triggering an addictive process. ]
Gearhardt Ashley, Michael Roberts, and Marice Ashe, "If Sugar Is Addictive…What Does It Mean for the Law?" Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Supplement [ 2012 public health law conference: practical approaches to critical challenges • spring 2013] Gearhardt Sugar legislation 2013
Government subsidies: Instead of growing food for people, government subsidies pay farmers to grow corn as animal fodder, for ethanol [Ethanol gasoline fuel is commonly called E10 ] and to make the sweetener corn syrup. Very small amount of corn as food is grown. 90 % of “ subsidies “ corn grown today cannot be eaten by humans. Instead most of this corn is used for animal feed, to produce ethanol and corn syrup. Government subsidies & corn syrup
Gupta Sanjay, " Is sugar Toxic?" CBC 60 minutes, April 01, 2012. Gupta: 60 mns sugar addiction script
Lenoir Magalie, Fuschia Serre, Lauriane Cantin, Serge H. Ahmed, "Intense Sweetness Surpasses Cocaine Reward," Lenoir: sweetness addiction "Our findings clearly demonstrate that intense sweetness can surpass cocaine reward, even in drug-sensitized and -addicted individuals. Virtually all rats preferred saccharin over intravenous cocaine, a highly addictive drug."
Lustig Robert, "Sugar is a toxin Utube comments, Book “Fat Chance: Beating the Odds [ Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease ” makes the case that sugar is almost single-handedly responsible for Americans’ excess weight and the illnesses that go with it. ]
McClellan Marisa, "Sugar found to be more addictive than cocaine," Huntington Post, August 27, 2007. McClellan: sugar vs cocaine
MacPherson Kitta, "Sugar can be addictive, Princeton scientist says," Princeton University, December 08, 2008. MacPherson: Princeton study
Pikul Corrie, "Give Up Sugar: The One 'Crazy' Thing All Nutritionists Agree Is a Good Idea," Huffington Post, January 29, 2014. Pikul: Give up sugar 2014
Rowan Karen, "Brain's response to sugars may explain obesity," MSNB Health News, February 10, 2011. Rowan: brain different sugar responses
Rubaum-Keller Irene, "Is Sugar Addictive?" Huff Post, June 18, 2009. Rubaum: sugar addiction 2009
Severson, Kim, “ Sugar coated: We're drowning in high fructose corn syrup. Do the risks go beyond our waistline? “ San Francisco Chronicle, February 18, 2004.Severson: Corn syrup & obesity 2004
Sorochan Walter, "Hidden corn syrup is bad for you," freegrab.net, 2010. Sorochan: hidden corn syrup 2010
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Talbot John R., "60 Minutes Gets It Right That Sugar Is Addictive and May Be Killing You," Huff Post, April 2, 2012. Talbot: 60 vs sugar addiction
Taubes Gary, "Is sugar addictive," New York Times, April 13, 2011.Taubes: Sugar is addictive 2011
Velez-Mitchell Jane, Addiction Nation, February 5, 2011. Velez-Mitchell: Interview on book Addiction Nation
Weatherby Craig, “High-Fructose Corn Syrup Declared Unnatural,” Vital Choices, April 21, 2008 VOLUME 5 ISSUE 211.Weatherby: FDA corn syrup unnatural 2008 [ FDA classifies HFCS as a synthetic compound, forcing big food and beverage makers to forgo the lucrative “natural” label. ]
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Wikipedia, "Vitamin C." Wiki: vit C
Yudkin John, Pure, White and Deadly. Penguiin Books, 1972, 1986. Yudkin: Book 1986