Sugar in the media

There's a lot of talk about sugar these days. We've pulled together a summary of some of the best media mentions on the topic for December and January. Find this useful? Follow us on twitter where we will share our weekly digest of sugar in the news.

 

Gary Taubes' new book The Case Against Sugar has just been released. His earlier book Good Calories Bad Calories was a real eye-opener and this one will be the same. Taubes is an incredibly thorough researcher, so all the evidence will be there.  

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The Case Against Sugar review – an unsweetened attack on diet myths
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/jan/02/the-case-against-sugar-gary-taubes-review-compelling-attack-diet-myths

Is Sugar the World’s Most Popular Drug? 
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jan/05/is-sugar-worlds-most-popular-drug 

The Case for Eliminating Sugar - All of it
http://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/1/6/14167092/gary-taubes-case-against-sugar-book

Gary Taubes podcast - How bad science made the world obese
http://www.becomingasuperhuman.com/gary-taubes-how-bad-science-made-the-world-obese/

Is Sugar Killing Us? 
http://www.wsj.com/articles/is-sugar-killing-us-1481303447 

The Case Against Sugar
https://aeon.co/essays/sugar-is-a-toxic-agent-that-creates-conditions-for-disease

Sugar: A Matter of Life and Death - book review
http://www.wsj.com/articles/sugar-a-matter-of-life-and-death-1483054057

How breakfast cereal got hooked on sugar
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/how-breakfast-cereal-got-its-sugarfix/article33424473/  

 

Peter FitzSimons’ new book is also out. A personal story, well written in his inimitable way. 

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'Weigh yourself every day': The secrets of Peter FitzSimons' Great Aussie Bloke Slim-Down
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-18/peter-fitzsimons'-weight-loss-tips-for-blokes/8115114

Great Aussie Bloke Slim-down - Overnights on ABC radio
http://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/overnights/great-aussie-bloke-slim-down/8152388

 

WHO’s Sandro Demaio is one of the world most influential pubic health physicians

Seven essential tips to breaking up with sugar - Dr Sandro Demaio
https://theconversation.com/seven-essential-tips-to-breaking-up-with-sugar-69439

 

Robert Lustig’s YouTube video has more than 6 million views. Most recently he has called sugar “the alcohol of the child”. 

Sugar is the ‘alcohol of the child’, yet we let it dominate the breakfast table
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/04/sugar-alcohol-child-breakfast-diabetes-liver-disease-corporate

 

Latest research shows that sugar-free diet drinks do not help weight loss

Sugar-free diet drinks do not aid weight loss and are no healthier than alternatives, research suggests
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/sugar-free-diet-drinks-coke-not-aid-weight-loss-healthier-full-fat-research-study-a7507901.html

No evidence sugar-free soft drinks aid weight loss – study
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/jan/03/no-evidence-sugar-free-diet-soft-drinks-aid-weight-loss-study

You mean you doubt Diet Coke’s health claims? David Mitchell
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/08/dare-doubt-health-claims-for-diet-coke-sugar

 

Sugar at breakfast

Children consume half of daily sugar quota at breakfast – study
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jan/03/children-consume-half-of-daily-sugar-quota-at-breakfast-alone-study

 

Adverse health effects of sugar

Is Sugar the New Smoking?
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/01/03/is-sugar-the-new-smoking.html

Can Sugar really give you Cancer?
http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/749602/sugar-cancer

The Beginning Of 2017 Signals The End Of The Sugar Age
http://uproxx.com/life/sugar-health-concerns/3/ 

Memory slipping? You might be eating too much sugar
https://qz.com/833576/eating-too-much-sugar-isnt-just-bad-for-your-body-its-bad-for-your-memory-too/

 

Diabetes complications

How diabetic foot disease can lead to amputations and even death
https://theconversation.com/explainer-how-diabetic-foot-disease-can-lead-to-amputations-and-even-death-66571

 

Sugar in foods and drinks 

How well do you know your Starbucks?
https://www.buzzfeed.com/annaborges/do-you-bux-bro?utm_term=.gvX7KA43v#.er3REKMjd

These 15 kinds of yogurt have more sugar than candy
http://www.pantagraph.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/these-kinds-of-yogurt-have-more-sugar-than-candy/collection_266a5408-5bf5-5405-a687-d0adb38183bd.html

 

The food industry and sugar 

The food industry is gaslighting us on the harms of sugar
http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/12/the-food-industry-is-gaslighting-us-on-the-harms-of-sugar/

Lawsuit alleges Coke spent billions of dollars deceiving customers on the health risks of sugary drinks
http://www.businessinsider.com.au/lawsuit-alleges-coke-misled-on-sugary-soda-2017-1

  

Ways to reduce sugar

How Much Sugar Can You Avoid Today?http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/12/30/opinion/sunday/100000004844838.app.html

How to quit sugar this year
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/jan/07/how-to-quit-sugar-this-year-diet

9 Easy Ways To Beat Your Pesky Sugar Addiction
http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2017/01/08/9-easy-ways-to-beat-your-pesky-sugar-addiction/

Ditching sugar is a new year diet that might actually work. Here's why
http://www.smh.com.au/comment/ditching-sugar-is-a-new-year-diet-that-might-actually-work-heres-why-20161229-gtjqgt.html

How to detox from sugar
http://chicago.suntimes.com/lifestyles/how-to-detox-from-sugar-and-feel-so-much-better/

Ultimate guide to beating sugar: From meal prep to meditation, 7 ways to keep YOUR January diet on track
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4102706/Ultimate-guide-beating-sugar-meal-prep-meditation-7-ways-January-diet-track.html

 

Sugar alternatives

An Australian biotech has applied to patent the world’s first low-GI sugar
http://www.businessinsider.com.au/an-australian-biotech-has-applied-to-patent-the-worlds-first-low-gi-sugar-2017-1

 

Sugar tax

Several health-related organizations in West Virginia plan to lobby the state Legislature this year for an increase in the state’s sugary drink tax.
http://www.wvgazettemail.com/news-politics/20170107/campaign-aims-to-increase-wvs-sugary-drink-tax#sthash.sW6Ylo3M.dpuf

 

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