The Case Against Sugar

By Joanna Blythman For the last 15 years, US journalist Gary Taubes has been the self-nominated public enemy No 1 of the global “healthy eating” establishment. His heresy has been to argue powerfully and publicly that the official diet advice we have been encouraged to follow since the 1970s is fundamentally wrong. It is refined…

How Much Sugar Is Actually In Your Food, From Pasta Sauce To Salad Dressing

By Suzy Strutner You might assume sugar lurks mostly in foods like candy and doughnuts. But companies sneak sugar into all kinds of foods you’d never suspect, from beef jerky to good ol’ store-bought pasta sauce. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends consuming no more than about 50 grams of added sugar ― that is, the type…

WHO Says All Countries Should Tax Sugary Drinks To Curb Obesity

By Stephanie Nebehay Governments should tax sugary drinks to fight the global epidemics of obesity and diabetes, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. A 20 percent price increase could reduce consumption of sweet drinks by the same proportion, the WHO said in “Fiscal Policies for Diet and Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases”, a report issued…

The Sugar Industry Paid Scientists To Be On Its Side Since The 1960s

By Reuters Health In the 1960’s, before conflict of interest disclosure was required, the sugar industry sponsored research promoting dietary fat as an important cause of coronary heart disease, and downplaying the role of sugar, according to a special report in JAMA Internal Medicine. A 1967 literature review in The New England Journal of Medicine…