The Case Against Sugar
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Obesity, type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome are all associated with an increased risk of chronic diseases, including, most notably, heart disease, hypertension, fatty liver disease, stroke, cancer and dementia. Historically, these diseases were known as Western diseases because they were common in populations that ate western diets, particularly white flour and sugar, and were mostly absent in populations that ate traditional diets. Health organizations today suggest that these Western diseases, including cancer, are caused by energy-dense, high-fat foods and sedentary lifestyles. The alternative hypothesis is that the causative agents of these diseases are refined carbohydrates and sugars, in particular (sucrose and high fructose corn syrup). Understanding the history of the science of western diseases is critical to understanding the hypothesis and whether it should be taken seriously.
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