No junk-food diet: Even in cities, bees find flowers and avoid processed sugars
Bees in urban areas stick to a flower-nectar diet, steering clear of processed sugars found in soda and other junk food, new research indicates. Ref. Source 7p.
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Age, obesity, dopamine appear to influence preference for sweet foods
As young people reach adulthood, their preferences for sweet foods typically decline. But a research team has found that for people with obesity, the drop-off may not be as steep, and the brain's reward system may be operating differently. Ref. Source 3y.
How Much Added Sugar is Too Much?
In 1776, at the time of the American Revolution, Americans consumed about four pounds of sugar per person each year. By 1850, this had risen to 20 pounds, and by 1994 to 120 pounds. Now we’re closer to 160 (See How Much Added Sugar is Too Much?). Half of table sugar is fructose, taking up […] Ref. Source 9p.
Sugar addiction: Discovery of a brain sugar switch
Researchers have discovered that our brain actively takes sugar from the blood. Prior to this, researchers had assumed that this was a purely passive process. The transportation of sugar into the brain is regulated by so-called glia cells that react to hormones such as insulin or leptin; previously it was thought that this was only possible for neurons. Ref. Source 6f.
In my opinion I believe the only sugar we need is only from fruits, the sugar provided from them are natural and will not really make us addicted like the artificially made ones from factories and nearby stores. The sugar added from these products nowadays can give a person diabetes quickly if they are eaten everyday in some amounts.
Edited: Felipe on 26th Aug, 2016 - 9:20pm
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Historical analysis examines sugar industry role in heart disease research
Using archival documents, a new report examines the sugar industry's role in coronary heart disease research and suggests the industry sponsored research to influence the scientific debate to cast doubt on the hazards of sugar and to promote dietary fat as the culprit in heart disease. Ref. Source 6u.
Raising soda taxes may sound good, but likely to fall flat with US consumers
The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended governments raise taxes on sugary drinks and increase subsidies on fruits and vegetables, in an effort to fight global obesity and diabetes. An American researchers says the WHO's approach is bound to get mixed results. Ref. Source 7c.