Thursday, July 29, 2010

More news on sugar (not so good for you)

When I read Kessler's book on overeating (The End of Overeating), I was struck by the passages that describe the historical shift away from saturdated fat in the 1970s), then seen as the cause of heart disease, towards carbs. This shift (what a coincidence!) occurred at the same time as a huge glut of sugar on the world's markets and very low sugar prices. As we know, 35 years later, a shift away from meat towards sugar has only increased weight in many people and raised rates of heart disease and diabetes. In the wealthy countries of the world, where food is healthy and plentiful, more people than ever are ill from what they choose to eat.

Andrew Weil has recently written about this issue. I found this thoughtful.

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