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Monday, April 09, 2012

SUGAR / FRUCTOSE

Sugar causes obesity, type II diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease says Robert Lustig, MD

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: What are all these various diseases that you say are linked to sugar?


Dr. Robert Lustig: Obesity, type II diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease itself.


Lustig says the American lifestyle is killing us.


Dr. Sanjay Gupta: And most of it you say is preventable?


Dr. Robert Lustig: Seventy-five percent of it is preventable.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Apr 09, 2012 1:20 pm | [0] comments

SUGAR / FRUCTOSE

Table sugar (sucrose) is just as bad as high-fructose corn syrup says Robert Lustig, MD

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Is it worse than just table sugar?


Dr. Robert Lustig: No. 'Cause it's the exact same. They are basically equivalent. The problem is they're both bad. They're both equally toxic.


Since the 1970s, sugar consumption has gone down nearly 40 percent, but high fructose corn syrup has more than made up the difference. Dr. Lustig says they are both toxic because they both contain fructose -- that's what makes them sweet and irresistible.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Apr 09, 2012 1:10 pm | [0] comments

Sunday, December 18, 2011

CAUSES OF THE OBESITY EPIDEMIC

Causes Of The Obesity Epidemic : 7-Minute Video From The US CDC

This 7-minute video from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) "explains the many factors that have contributed to the obesity epidemic, and showcases several community initiatives taking place to prevent and reduce obesity," the CDC's website notes.

"Obesity is a national epidemic and a major contributor to some of the leading causes of death in the U.S., including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and some types of cancer.

"We need to change our communities into places that strongly support healthy eating and active living." Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Dec 18, 2011 8:19 pm | [0] comments
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