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Should Sugar Be Regulated Like Alcohol And Tobacco?


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should-sugar-be-regulated-like-alcohol-and-tobaccoTime: Sugar poses enough health risks that it should be considered a controlled substance just like alcohol and tobacco, contend a team of researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

 

In an opinion piece called “The Toxic Truth About Sugar” that was published Wednesday in the journal Nature, Robert Lustig, Laura Schmidt and Claire Brindis argue that it’s a misnomer to consider sugar just “empty calories.” They write: “…There is nothing empty about these calories. A growing body of scientific evidence is showing that fructose can trigger processes that lead to liver toxicity and a host of other chronic diseases. A little is not a problem, but a lot kills – slowly.”

 

Almost everyone’s heard of — or personally experienced — the proverbial “sugar high” so perhaps the comparison between sugar and alcohol or tobacco shouldn’t come as a surprise. But it’s doubtful that Americans will look favorably upon regulating their favorite vice. We’re a nation that’s sweet on sugar: the average U.S. adult downs 22 teaspoons of sugar a day, according to the American Heart Association, and surveys have found that teens swallow 34 teaspoons.

 

To counter our consumption, the authors advocate taxing sugary foods and controlling sales to kids under 17. :snip:

 

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What a sweet idea.... not.

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Well of course it should regulated....except for organically grown brown sugar, which should be subsidized because people don't buy enough of it. The organic brown sugar growers and vital part of the American economy, and must not be allowed to fail.

 

 

It is a well know fact that 98.371% of people who have died in the last ten years, have eaten sugar...coincidence? Just keep telling yourself that.

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Oh good grief.

 

Skip the long ridiculous process and just start mandating that we all eat brown rice , black beans and kale for every meal.

 

First important truth about living: WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!!

 

Second important truth about living: how much joy are we going to experience while we are here?

 

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Oh good grief.

 

Skip the long ridiculous process and just start mandating that we all eat brown rice , black beans and kale for every meal.

 

First important truth about living: WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!!

 

Second important truth about living: how much joy are we going to experience while we are here?

 

 

Golly, @pollyannaish ?

 

What got into you, too much sugar this morning. Wow, chill out....

 

LMFAO.gifLMFAO.gif

 

PS don't eat too much rice

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