Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Literally addicted to sugar

"...the added sugar in a single can of soda might be more than most people would have consumed in an entire year, just a few hundred years ago..."

Thank you to James J. Dinicolantonio and Sean C. Lucan for this op-ed piece in the New York Times on Dec. 23.


James is a cardiovascular research scientist, and Sean is a professor of medicine.

They report that we humans evolved with a strong craving for sugar, which several thousand years ago helped us to survive--to lay on fat and store energy.  

Unlimited access to sugar, however, is not good for us.

We have to find ways to control our addiction to the stuff.

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