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Beware of Added Sugar in Food

By and
Monday, 22 July 2019 12:08 PM Current | Bio | Archive

The music industry is a big fan of added sugar. The website Ranker lists 97 song titles containing the word. The Archies' “Sugar, Sugar” comes in at No. 1; Beyonce’s “Sugar Mama” is the last on the list.

The sugar industry is equally enthusiastic about its product. There's added sugar in around 68% of all processed and packaged foods.

Despite solid scientific evidence about how damaging added sugars are to your health — they contribute to diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular woes, dementia, a poor sex life, body-wide inflammation associated with arthritis, wrinkles, and more — you still hear about supposedly science-based “reports” that push back against efforts to reduce added sugar consumption.

A new study reveals how Big Sugar manages to get these “research findings” into the news.

Researchers looked at more than 17,000 pages of recent emails between academics at U.S. universities and senior figures at an organization called the International Life Science Institute, or ILSI.

Acquired through freedom of information requests, the correspondence showed that this ISLI, a nonprofit founded by a former Coca Cola vice president, is actually a tool for Big Sugar.

As one email from ILSI leadership put it, the new U.S. guidelines bolstering child and adult education on limiting sugar intake are a “real disaster!”

So until July 1, 2021, when mandates kick in to disclose added sugars on every nutrition label, we all need to be extra careful to avoid sugared-up foods.

Def Leppard may sing “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” but that doesn’t mean you should do that to your beverages, snacks, and meals.

© King Features Syndicate

   
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