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Sugar MADNESS: How metabolic syndrome drives obesity and what you can do about it

Tomás Aragón

Sugar consumption, especially from sugary drinks, is the single largest and preventable contributor to the global epidemic of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, bad cholesterol, and unhealthy weight gain.

Fructose is the part of “sugar” that is the culprit. Fructose in liquid form is worse! Fructose is metabolized by the liver. With repeated exposures, it causes fatty liver, high insulin, insulin resistance, excessive fat storage, and leptin resistance. We call this metabolic syndrome. Our brain is tricked into believing our body is starving. Hence, we eat more and exercise less.

It’s a complicated, but important story: Sugar MADNESS is a memory aid to learning about sugar, metabolic syndrome, and what to do about it.

Cause

Sugar overconsumption, especially from sugary drinks

Diagnosis

  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Addictive potential of sugar
  • Disorder of fat (energy) storage

Treatment

  • Nutrition
  • Environments
  • Stress reduction
  • Sleep and exercise

To view complete slide presentation go here: http://medepi.com/2014/02/02/sugar-madness/ (not able to embed slide presentation). Alternatively, view slides below as PNG images.


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Comments to "Sugar MADNESS: How metabolic syndrome drives obesity and what you can do about it":
    • silver

      Regular soft drinks contain sugar, which only adds calories to your diet. Sugary drinks also raise insulin levels, which causes you to put on more visceral fat—fat deep inside, around the abdomen and other organs. Too much visceral fat can raise certain blood proteins, and that can lead to metabolic syndrome.
      At my search on net i find many method talking about leptin diet to control metabolic syndrome. is that it works well?

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    • Shu Arvilla

      Soft drinks are the #1 cause of health issues in this country. Most of the ingredients come with material safety handling precautions. The most common symptom of drinking soft drinks is obesity and diabetes causing neuropathy in the feet. A person with neuropathy will have a sheen to the skin and a lack of hair around the ankles. It often occurs before a person is diagnosed with diabetes. (I own an alternative healing company that uses magnetic jewelry for pain relief.)

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    • Maureen Beach

      While some critics feel compelled to jump on the bandwagon and pin America’s obesity crisis on sugar, the New York Times published a great piece that outlines why this is simply not the case.

      Actually, USDA data shows that sugar plays a relatively minor role in excess calories in the American diet since the 1970s. During the past four decades, as obesity rates climbed, the American food supply added an additional 445 calories per day. While fats, oils and starches comprised 376 (84%) of these additional calories, sugar –- from all sources -– played a relatively minor role, contributing only 34 calories (9%).

      Moreover, research has repeatedly debunked the myth that diet sodas actually contribute to weight gain by “tricking” the body into thinking it’s hungry, including this finding in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

      And, a randomized clinical trial found that those who consumed diet beverages in place of caloric ones took in fewer calories than other control groups, including those who consumed only water. The same trial also showed that the consumption of diet beverages does not enhance preference for sweet foods and beverages.

      Pinning the blame on sugar for a litany of health issues is not based in science, nor is it productive. Complex health conditions are influenced by many variables, not a single food, beverage or ingredient.

      - Maureen Beach, American Beverage Association

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    • You can tell Ms. Beach did not read my slides. I did not mention calories or diet soda.

      Sadly for us, the evidence continues to mount: See “Added Sugar Intake and Cardiovascular Diseases Mortality Among US Adults” in JAMA Intern Med. Published online Feb. 03, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.13563

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