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A cross-national relationship between sugar consumption and major depression?

High rate of consumption of sugar may increase the incidence of depression.

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Insulin Sync

Insulin Sync

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In a football game, a receiver must be in sync with the passed ball to catch it. In baseball, the batter's bat must be in sync with the pitched ball. In your car, you want the brakes to be in sync with the brake petal. All of the musicians in a symphony orchestra...

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Sugar-sweetened beverage in relation to semen quality and reproductive hormone levels in young men.

Higher intake of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) is associated with low progressive sperm motility in skinny men.

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Is the Fructose in Fruit Bad for Us?

Is the Fructose in Fruit Bad for Us?

We've all heard that fructose is the sugar in fruit. But high fructose corn syrup contains 55% fructose... and we all know that we should avoid this highly refined sugar. So it begs the question, is the sugar (fructose) in fruit bad for us? Dr. Michael Greger cuts through the confusion in the below video,...

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Fifteen Tips to Avoid Holiday Temptations and Weight Gain

Fifteen Tips to Avoid Holiday Temptations and Weight Gain

Holiday celebrations center around friends, family, food, and fun. Yet celebratory meals typically include many rich, calorie-dense foods; resulting in a 5-10 pound weight gain for most people. For those that are young, trim and not reversing a serious disease, an occasional treat on special holidays would most likely not have a negative impact on...

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Sugary Drinks Linked to 180,000 Deaths Worldwide

Sugary Drinks Linked to 180,000 Deaths Worldwide

It is no news to any of us that sugary drinks are bad for our health. But how bad can they be? For some people the answer is "deadly." In fact studies indicate that one in every 100 deaths from obesity-related diseases is caused by sugary beverages. A study reported in the journal Circulation in 2015 broke down...

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How do "Natural" Sugars Compare With Table Sugar?

How do "Natural" Sugars Compare With Table Sugar?

We've long had a love affair with white sugar. And why not? Its sweetness cheers us up, perks us up, and makes all the good times seem even better. So it's disappointing when we learn that sugar has been cheating on us. The happy, energy burst that sugar gives us is followed by a deceptive...

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Sugar - How Sweet it is!

Sugar - How Sweet it is!

We've all heard that white sugar is a refined product that's devoid of any nutrients, and how high-fructose corn syrup has led to an epidemic of obesity and poor health. So it's natural that we look for alternative sweeteners. Although honey, evaporated cane juice, brown sugar, fructose, molasses, maple syrup, agave nectar, coconut sugar, and fruit...

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Consuming Refined Sugar "AGES" Your Body

Refined Sugar AGES the Body Refined Sugar AGES the Body

You may be familiar with the old saying "You're only as old as your arteries." As the saying implies, the number of candles on your birthday cake may represent your chronological age, but they don't necessarily represent your biological or vascular age. As our culture desperately tries to find solutions that camouflage the signs of aging, what they don't know...

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Effects of Sugar Similar to Drug Addiction

Effects of Sugar Similar to Drug Addiction

Anyone who consumes the typical American diet will tell you how hard it is for them to cut back on refined sugar products. In the video below Dr. Greger states that diets high in refined sugar products have often been "compared to drug addiction." Recently, PET scans (image technology that measures brain activity) "showed decreased...

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Sugar Linked to Diminished Mental Capacity

Sugar Linked to Diminished Mental Capacity

What do holidays, birthdays, and family celebrations all have in common? If you answered food, you are correct! In today's culture, celebrating a special occasion without the typical American fare of gooey, weight-promoting desserts would almost be considered un-American. 

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