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Can eating too much sugar cause diabetes?

I have frequently heard (even from diabetics) that diets high in sugar can cause (or at least contribute to) diabetes. Others have said it's a common misunderstanding, and there's no demonstrated ...
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High Fructose Corn Syrup vs Cane Sugar (aka Battle of the Bulge)

There are recent ads from the Corn Sugar industry telling us that 'sugar is sugar'. While I appreciate the "natural" sugar of fruit juices vs refined sugar question - and its answer does ...
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Simply Raw: Can you reverse diabetes in 30 days by eating raw food?

The documentary "Simply Raw: Reversing diabetes in 30 days" claims that you can cure diabetes by following a diet of raw food, avoiding any processed "junk" food: Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in ...
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Is a "beer belly" caused by drinking beer?

I spotted this BBC headline today: "Scientists say drinking beer will not lead to beer belly". I have always believed that there is a clear relationship between drinking beer and developing the so-...
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Is there high fructose corn syrup in almost every grocery product in America?

In the question How bitter is Robert Lustig's "Bitter Truth" about sugar?, one of the answers is claiming that there's High-Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) in most American grocery products: ...
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Can eating sugar result in addiction?

I am surprised to see this video on TED claiming that sugar can lead to addiction (differently from other kinds of food, for example broccoli). So, yes, over-consumption of sugar can have addictive ...
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Is more than 25g or 38g of sugar per day harmful?

In this Daily Mail article, it says: A spoonful of sugar may have helped the medicine go down for Mary Poppins but research claims that it is actually a toxin. Sugar in all its disguises, whether the ...
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Does any high fructose corn syrup remain in bread after baking? [closed]

I have seen bread that has the dramatic message "Contains no high fructose corn syrup" By reading the labels on other breads, I find it appears frequently in the list of ingredients. Since the yeast ...
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is High Fructose Corn Syrup linked to Cancer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How bitter is Robert Lustig's "Bitter Truth" about sugar? There seems to be some conflicting information about High Fructose Corn Syrup on the internet. Is there ...
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Is sugar toxic? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How bitter is Robert Lustig's “Bitter Truth” about sugar? From the NY Times Article: Is sugar toxic? Robert Lusteg, a specialist on pediatric hormone ...
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