8,000 Scientific Papers Link Refined White Sugar to Chronic Disease

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Feeding your body with sugar is one of the worst things you can do. And of course, we are talking about refined sugar, not natural sugars found in fruit.

A group of scientists at the University of California in San Francisko (USCF) examined more than 8,000 scientific papers based on the effect of sugar on the body. They concluded that is makes people both fat and sick.


According to their estimation, about three-quarters of the packaged and processed foods contain sugar. It is listed under 61 different names, for example, high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), dextrose, evaporated cane juice and sucrose.

This makes it difficult for us to regulate sugar, and today’s regulatory requirements do not mandate identification of daily values od natural and added sugar.

Check the full list of 61 common sugar names available at the link below, on the right side of the page:

They found that millions of people consume more sugar than they should on a daily basis, which lead to metabolic syndrome, a group of risk factors linked to a host of chronic diseases. Metabolic syndrome would eventually lead to premature death, in a form of liver failure, heart attack, blood clotting, and other health-threatening conditions.

Too much sugar causes chronic metabolic disease in both fat and thin people,” explains Robert Lusting, a pediatric endocrinologist and a member of the SugarScience team. He is also author of Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease, stating that obesity is a separate issue from the extensive body damage triggered by sugar consumption.

And instead of focusing on obesity as the problem, we should be focusing on our processed-food supply.”

SugarScience project proves “all calories are equal” myth is a scientific fraud

The major problem is that most people do not actually realize how much sugar they consume. Medical Xpress says that an average American consumes about 20 teaspoons, or 78 grams, of sugar every day. This is far more than the upper limit recommended by the American Heart Association (AHA).

A 12-ounce soda can contains 9 teaspoons, or 36 grams. This is AHA’s maximum daily amount for adult men. According to the group, adult women should not consume more than 6 teaspoons of sugar, or 24 grams, daily. Children should eat between 3 and 6 teaspoons per day, or 12-24 grams.

Consume natural sugar, and the best way to do so is eat more fruits, vegetables, and unprocessed dairy products. Fruits and vegetables are rich in fiber and nutrients that buffer how sugars are processed easily, and thus protect organs like the pancreas from overworking in order to produce insulin, which eventually may lead to insulin resistance and diabetes.

Their research also confirmed that not all calories are same, as most people believe.

SugarScience shows that a calorie is not a calorie but rather that the source of a calorie determines how it’s metabolized,” explained Lustig.

Visit SugarScience to learn more about the dangers provided by excessive sugar consumption and how to avoid hidden sugars:

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