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Sugar’s Role In Rise Of Diabetes Gets Clearer

Sugar’s Role In Rise Of Diabetes Gets Clearer

| March 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Robert Lustig, a physician and anti-sugar crusader, found in a new study that countries where people have easy access to sugar are more likely to see a rise in diabetes. But skeptics say that sugar’s not the only culprit.

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Diet And Acne: For A Clearer Complexion, Cut The Empty Carbs

Diet And Acne: For A Clearer Complexion, Cut The Empty Carbs

| February 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Eating foods that cause your blood sugar to rise – like bagels, candy bars and juice – may be tied to acne flare-ups. How? Those blood sugar spikes can also increase hormones that stimulate oil production, researchers say.

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Four Foods to Avoid that Promote Inflammation and Can Cause Disease

Four Foods to Avoid that Promote Inflammation and Can Cause Disease

| February 20, 2013 | 1 Comment

Can diet really affect my risk of developing cancer, heart disease and arthritis? What are the most important foods to avoid? Dr. Dara Thompson, N.D. answers these questions and more.

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Mixing Alcohol With Diet Soda May Make You Drunker

Mixing Alcohol With Diet Soda May Make You Drunker

| February 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Turns out, the sugar in regular soda helps slow down your body’s absorption of the alcohol in cocktails. So switching to diet in your rum and cola will save you calories but may leave you spinning.

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Vigor, Brain Power And Other Health Claims From Coke’s Advertising Past

Vigor, Brain Power And Other Health Claims From Coke’s Advertising Past

| January 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

The current debate over the truthiness of Coca-Cola’s new anti-obesity message reminded us that, more than a century ago, the company actually branded itself a maker of “medicinal tonic.” Let’s take a trip through Coke’s early advertising history.

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KQED’s Forum: Dr. Robert Lustig’s War on Sugar

KQED’s Forum: Dr. Robert Lustig’s War on Sugar

| January 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Dr. Robert Lustig is waging a war on sugar. He calls sugar the culprit behind obesity, and wants the government to regulate sugar the way it does alcohol. But his ideas have stirred up controversy among his medical colleagues who say he has insufficient evidence linking sugar to obesity. Dr. Lustig joins KQED’s Forum to talk about his new book, “Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease.”

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5 Essential Foods that Reduce Inflammation and Optimize Health

5 Essential Foods that Reduce Inflammation and Optimize Health

| January 28, 2013 | 2 Comments

Let food be your medicine. Chronic inflammation is linked to pain, disease and premature aging. But these five simple foods can help reduce your risk with each bite.

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Candied Grapefruit Peels

Candied Grapefruit Peels

| May 20, 2012 | 2 Comments

I love fresh squeezed juice. It’s one of Sunday’s little pleasures. But every time I make it, I am a bit annoyed by all the left over peels. In fact, I feel this way anytime I eat or use citrus fruit in a recipe. And while I haven’t gone full-on freegan (or even tried it), candying citrus peels seems like a reasonable compromise. Right?

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KQED’s Forum: The Trouble With Sugar

KQED’s Forum: The Trouble With Sugar

| February 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Researchers at UCSF argue that sugar poses a danger to health and should be regulated like alcohol and tobacco. Is sugar just empty calories, or something much worse?

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Edible Education 101:  Sugar Is Not So Sweet After All

Edible Education 101: Sugar Is Not So Sweet After All

| October 6, 2011 | 5 Comments

UC Berkeley students hear about the evils of sugar at popular food politics class.

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KQED’s Forum: Sugar and Health

KQED’s Forum: Sugar and Health

| April 23, 2011 | 1 Comment

UCSF professor Robert Lustig became an Internet video sensation when he spoke out about the evils of sugar in a post that went viral on YouTube. He was also recently featured in a New York Times Magazine cover story, “Is Sugar Toxic?” Lustig joins Forum in the studio to discuss sugar’s role in diabetes, obesity and related diseases.

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The Lack of Sweetness in my Life

The Lack of Sweetness in my Life

| December 29, 2009 | 0 Comments

Sweets can pretty much shove it. That’s the short story, I suppose, but in truth, it’s a complicated issue of taste. You see, I like most pies, especially plum, chocolate in croissants and puddings, lemon bars, caramel ice cream, malts, and jelly beans. I respect carrot cake, mostly for its steadfast association with cream cheese frosting. I will rarely refuse a sandwich cookie when it’s offered. I am open to enlightenment courtesy of thrilling and creative restaurant desserts of all sorts. Yet I never crave sweet things or go out of my way to consume them. I’m convinced the very bland affection I do muster is a product of 29 years spent immersed in a culture obsessed with them. Desserts are not central to my eating routines, or even peripheral. If they disappeared, I would shed no corn syrupy tears.

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Bitter Sweet: The Price of Sugar

| November 3, 2007 | 8 Comments

In London’s Victoria and Albert Museum is a small, silver sugar bowl from the late 1700s, complete with a tiny latch for a tiny lock. The mistress of the house would have kept the key herself, as sugar was far too precious to leave unprotected. Today, sugar flows freely at every table. No longer spice […]

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