Sugar Linked to Obesity, Diabetes and Heart Disease

Three recent studies link excessive sugar consumption to chronic disease. Given the statistics on obesity, the rise in diabetes and heart disease, this should come as no surprise to anybody, and precisely what we’ve been saying in Sugar Crush. Following is an excerpt from an article on mercola.com:

To lower your risk of obesity and tooth decay, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends dramatically reducing your sugar consumption, limiting added sugar to 10 percent of daily calories or less.  This equates to about 12 teaspoons or 50 grams of sugar for most adults.

To prevent chronic disease such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, the organization suggests limiting your sugar consumption to a maximum of five percent of your daily calories.

However, if you already have signs of insulin resistance, such as hypertension, obesity, or heart disease, I believe you’d be wise to limit your total fructose consumption even further—down to 15 grams or less until your weight and other health conditions have normalized.

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