Thursday, February 2, 2012

Sugar: A controlled substance?

Nature - a top research journal stated recently that sugar is so toxic is should be controlled like alcohol. 

Sugar can be linked to chronic diseases such as Cancer, Heart Disease and Diabetes
These diseases are now more of health burden that infectious disease. 

The report wants sugary food and drinks to be banned during school hours, it suggests pop should not be sold to those under 17 and wants the number of fast food restaurants and convenience stores limited in low-income areas and near schools.

In some developing countries, soda pop is more available and cheaper that drinkable water or milk...

In the past 50 years, the consumption of sugar around the world has Tripled!

What do you think?
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