According to researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, sugar poses a health risk—contributing to around 35 million deaths globally each year.
So high is its toxicity that it should now be considered a potentially toxic substance like alcohol and tobacco.
Its link with the onset of diabetes is such that punitive regulations, such as a tax on all foods and drinks that contain “added’’ sugar, are now warranted, the researchers concluded. They also recommend banning sales in or near schools, as well as placing age limits on the sale of such products.
Sugar does not stop at diabetes, metabolic syndrome, hyper- and hypoglycemia, GERD and heart disease. Sugar and cancer are locked in a death grip yet oncologists often fail to do what’s necessary to stop their patients from feeding their cancers with sweets.
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