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“…Sugar is toxic beyond its calories”–Professor Lustig, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital February 4, 2012

Posted by mygiftofcancer in breast cancer, cancer, health, healthy living, sugar.
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I was working on some photos for posting on our charity projects website, when my husband alerted me to the article below which is another reaction to the study (reported in “Nature”, a top research journal) referred to in the previous post on this site. The article I included on Feb. 2  is titled: A little sugar  ’is not a problem, but a lot kills – slowly’  . The results of the study led the scientists to propose some practical measures that would help us as a society to wean ourselves from this destructive addiction. In their words, their suggestions are “gentle ways to make sugar consumption slightly less convenient, thereby moving people away from the concentrated dose.”

Let’s at least consider it. Of course, those who make money from high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and other sweetening agents will not only vehemently object, but do all they can to sabotage such a course of action, but we’re at a point of crisis and “in my humble opinion” some control needs to be exerted over those who care not for anything but profits.

Here’s the aforementioned article: (more…)

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Sugar in small doses might be tolerable, but … February 2, 2012

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Thank  you very much Margaret Munro, for the good article on the negative effects of sugar and why it’s so hard to bring this to the attention of the general public. As with most things, moderation is the key. Here’s her article:

A little sugar  ‘is not a problem, but a lot kills – slowly’  

BY MARGARET MUNRO, POSTMEDIA NEWS FEBRUARY 2, 2012
 Sugar is so toxic it should be controlled like alcohol, according to a new report that goes so far as to suggest setting an age limit of 17 years to buy soft drinks.

It points to sugar as a culprit behind many of the world’s major killers – heart disease, cancer and diabetes – that are now a greater health burden than infectious disease. (more…)