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“Sugar Is Public Enemy Number One”

Sugar is public enemy number one, says Dr. Aseem Malhotra. This 30 minute presentation was recently recorded at the Cape Times Sugar Free Breakfast. Worth watching.

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UK to Introduce Sugar Tax in Hospitals to Tackle Obesity Crisis

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Here’s a good idea:

Hospitals across England will start charging more for high-sugar drinks and snacks sold in their cafes and vending machines in an effort to discourage staff, patients and visitors from buying them, the NHS England chief executive said.

The Guardian: NHS Chief to Introduce Sugar Tax in Hospitals to Tackle UK Obesity Crisis

Here’s what would be even better: don’t sell junk food at all in hospitals. That would send an even stronger signal. My guess is it’s going to happen, sooner or later.

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Coke Funded Study that Backs Diet Drink

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A “LANDMARK” study that claimed diet drinks might be better than water in helping people to lose weight was funded by a food industry taskforce whose members include Coca-Cola and PepsiCo.

The review of thousands of research papers — headed by academics at Bristol University — made headlines when it was published in November and provided rare good publicity for the fizzy drinks industry.

Bristol University announced the research but did not disclose the funding in its press release. It said last week other organisations had supported the work and it had not provided details of funding for “reasons of space”. Keep Reading >

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I love how Bristol University blames “reasons of space” for not disclosing the Coca Cola funding of their scientists.

This is another well-deserved dose of attention on how Coca-Cola buys experts and scientists. Here at Diet Doctor we found and covered this story two months ago. Get your news here first.

By the way, a recent study without funding from Coke found that quitting diet beverages resulted in weight loss, compared to a group that kept drinking them.

Who do you believe? Coca Cola’s own pet scientists, or scientists with some integrity?

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How to Quit Sugar

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Are you struggling with giving up sugar? Is it hard? Then this video series is for you.

We’ve now posted more parts of our video course on sugar addiction with expert Bitten Jonsson, RN. This part is about how to quit. Maybe you think it’s easy – just do it. But then you’re not addicted and you don’t know what it’s like.

Quitting sugar can be as hard as quitting alcohol or smoking. Maybe in some ways even harder:

Check out all parts of the series on our member site – free trial available – or start by watching the first part which is available for everyone.

With a free membership trial you can watch all the parts instantly – as well as many other video courses, movies, interviews, presentations, Q&A with experts, etc.

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Sugar Crash – New Sugar Documentary


Here’s a brand new Irish documentary on the dangers of sugar consumption – it may be worse than you think. The documentary features Dr. Aseem Malhotra, Professor Robert Lustig, Damon Gameau and many more.

Worth watching, and perhaps sending to your friends.

Thanks to Ivor Cummins for the tip.

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Soda Drinkers Get Fatter on the Inside

Soda drinkers get fatter on the inside, according to a new study. It found that people drinking sugar-sweetened beverages daily, like soda, add more “visceral fat” inside their abdomen, compared to people not drinking soda.

The study measured body fat using computed tomography and followed up people over six years. Unfortunately it’s just observational evidence, i.e. statistics, so this study by itself does not prove that the soda causes the effect.

The study only tells us that people drinking soda every day tend to get fatter on the inside. For some reason. Like, perhaps, all the sugar they consume.

Are you surprised?

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England Getting Closer to a Sugar Tax – Despite Lobbying

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England is getting closer to a sugar tax, despite increasingly desperate lobbying from Big Soda:

The Guardian: Is it finally time to tax sugary drinks?

The Atlantic: Sugar Is the New Public Health Enemy #1

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Children Aged Four to 10 “Have Equivalent of 5,500 Sugar Cubes a Year”

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No wonder there’s an obesity epidemic – and many other health problems – among UK kids:

Guardian: Children aged four to 10 ‘have equivalent of 5,500 sugar cubes a year’

The amount of sugar that the kids eat daily is about three times the maximum recommended, on average. Meaning that about half of the kids get more than three times the maximum recommended sugar intake.

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Potato Eaters Get Diabetes More Often

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People eating potatoes – especially french fries – get diabetes type 2 more often, according to a new review of several big studies.

MedicalResearch.com: Potatoes, Especially French Fries, Raise Diabetes Risk

It should come as no surprise. Potatoes are full of carbs that instantly raise the blood sugar.

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