The disturbing truth about what sugar is doing to children

Children who eat too much sugar are developing diseases that only alcoholics used to get

Eating too much sugar isn’t just a problem for our waistlines. It’s making us sick — very sick. Here, Robert Lustig, who is a professor of pediatric endocrinology at the University of California at San Francisco, explains just how much our health has taken a turn for the worse since the ’70s and the ’80s. Lustig predicts it could even be the downfall of American Medicare and Social Security. Learn more in Lustig’s books “The Hacking of the American Mind” and “Fat Chance.”

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Despite meat-heavy diet, indigenous tribe has world’s healthiest hearts

Despite meat-heavy diet, indigenous tribe has world’s healthiest hearts — but why?

Researchers have discovered that despite meat-heavy diets, low levels of good cholesterol and high levels of inflammation, an indigenous South American tribe has the healthiest hearts ever examined — and it might have something to do with parasites in the gut.

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Junk food ads targeting children banned in non-broadcast media

Interesting statistic – Research from Ofcom shows that young people aged five to 15 spend about 15 hours a week online, overtaking time spent watching TV for the first time.

Junk food adverts aimed at children are to be banned online, in print and in the cinema after a detailed consultation on the damage they do by encouraging children to eat fattening and unhealthy food.

Action on Sugar welcomed the new rules. “However, we need to see bans on advertising go further, as they currently do not manage exposure to these adverts during popular family programmes such as the X Factor or Britain’s Got Talent,” said its campaign manager, Jenny Rosborough, a registered nutritionist.

The need to act has become clear as children spend more and more time on computers and phones.

Source: Junk food ads targeting children banned in non-broadcast media | Society | The Guardian

10 Hidden Sugar Bombs

Spot the sweet stuff in the strangest of places. Behold the golden rule of the grocery store: If it’s packaged, it’s probably packed with sugar. Yup, the sweet stuff is absolutely everywhere. And if you’re not careful, sneaky sugar bombs won’t hesitate to detonate. Arm yourself with the knowledge of where sugar hides, and you’ll never have to suffer an unintentional sugar binge again.

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