Sugar

Matthew Capowski

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It's common wisdom that sugar should be avoided but the research is beginning to become more clear. This thread is for discussing the role that excess sugar consumption has on health.

We also have a thread that discusses Metabolic Syndrome / Syndrome X / Insulin Resistance so this thread should be more narrowly confined to the specific discussion and research about sugars alone.

"...and there is growing evidence it [sugar] is an independent risk factor for many diseases." -- Dr Aseem Malhotra

L. A. Te Morenga, A. J. Howatson, R. M. Jones, J. Mann. Dietary sugars and cardiometabolic risk: systematic review and meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials of the effects on blood pressure and lipids. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2014; DOI: 10.3945/ajcn.113.081521

From the conclusion to the above journal article: "Dietary sugars influence blood pressure and serum lipids. The relation is independent of effects of sugars on body weight."

Sanjay Basu, Paula Yoffe, Nancy Hills, Robert H. Lustig. The Relationship of Sugar to Population-Level Diabetes Prevalence: An Econometric Analysis of Repeated Cross-Sectional Data. PLoS ONE, 2013; 8 (2): e57873 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0057873
 

Matthew Capowski

Administrator
Staff member
#2
Sanjay Basu, Paula Yoffe, Nancy Hills, Robert H. Lustig. The Relationship of Sugar to Population-Level Diabetes Prevalence: An Econometric Analysis of Repeated Cross-Sectional Data. PLoS ONE, 2013; 8 (2): e57873 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0057873

"But Professor Graham McGregor, an expert in cardiovascular medicine at Queen Mary, the University of London, said the evidence blaming sugar rather than salt for high blood pressure was ‘incredibly weak.’

He said that research spanning several decades had shown a strong link between salt and high blood pressure."

Source: article from the New Telegraph Online.