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Sugar the bitter truth


It's evident that the current ailments around the world are chronic, inherently degenerative.  The associated etiologies may be narrowed down to pollution, pathogens, stress, and lifestyle choices. We are living in a global world where pollution from other countries becomes our pollution, Africa's pathogens are our germs, and our fast-food franchises and large box processed food chains would be the world's health issues. The focus of the talk is about a single gleaming variable in processed foods and fast-food restaurants that are driving the diseases of diabetes, obesity, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, and several cancers: added sugar.

Some facts are hard to ignore. America is the fattest nation in the entire world. Almost 80 million Americans over 20 are obese, and another 12.5 million children and adolescents are obese (CDC 2012). What makes us Americans so unique? Can we have less will power than the rest of the world concerning our private management of life design practices, i.e., in how we consume and exercise? Not at all! The truth is the rest of the world is quickly catching up with us. So, what's the problem?

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