Damaging Effects of Sugar Hit Hollywood

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According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), over 80% of the 600.000 food products found in US supermarkets contain added sugar. The added sugar often goes unnoticed, as it’s obscured by its 56 different aliases. Findings like the above inspired the makers of the movie Fed Up to draw attention to the damaging effect our ‘unnoticed’ excessive sugar intake may have on us. The central argument of the movie centers around the idea that we cannot necessarily exercise our way out of obesity, and that ‘a calorie is not a calorie‘. Check out the trailer below and if you like it, we did find this link were you can watch the entire movie for free.



 

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Sugar: The Bitter Truth

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”Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, explores the damage caused by sugary foods. He argues that fructose (too much) and fiber (not enough) appear to be cornerstones of the obesity epidemic through their effects on insulin.” 



 

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Sugar Consumption at a Crossroads

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View Credit Suisse’s video on the harmful effects of sugar, this is a genuine must see! ‘Sugar may be sweet, but excess consumption leaves a bitter aftertaste: millions of people worldwide are affected by type II diabetes or obesity, costing the global healthcare system billions of dollars every year.’ Want to know more? Visit their research paper ‘Sugar Consumption at a Crossroads‘.



 

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