Sugar Wars Episode I

Is sugar good or bad for you? What does science say about sweet stuff?

Is this “sugar-hate” a new phenomena?

No it isn’t. Already at 1972 a British professor John Yudkin wrote a book “Pure, White and Deadly”

(http://www.amazon.com/Pure-White-Deadly-John-Yudkin/dp/0241965284)

Also, William Dufty published a book “Sugar Blues” 1975

(http://www.amazon.com/Sugar-Blues-William-Dufty/dp/0446343129)

There has been almost like an underground movement of scientistswho have been talking about the dangers of sugar for few decades, but the mainstream science community has been fairly suspicious about these few individuals.

Links to research that was discussed in the show:

Brain consume 20% of our energy, does thinking hard consume more?
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/thinking-hard-calories/

Low GI diet and chronic inflammation, a review (Am J Clin Nutr 2014)
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24552752

GI and obesity
http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/76/1/281S.full

The Australian Paradox
http://www.theaustralianparadox.com.au/

Sugar vs HFCS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24267044

Fructose (is not bad) with heaps of links
http://www.theaustralianparadox.com.au/Fructose.php

No difference between fructose or sucrose to liver health (review, meta-analysis)
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25099546

Fructose in NAFLD
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/hep.26299/pdf

 

LISTEN to the podcast

Radio 4EB has had difficulties with their On Demand service so we need to offer our podcast here without music due to copyright infringements.

Here is the podcast and the list of songs that were played during the show. If you listen to podcast, stop for every sting (short advertisement) and select a song that fits the talked subject.

 

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1. Archies - Sugar, sugar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9nE2spOw_o

2. Missy Higgins - Sugarcane https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfCuWXdVt_E

3. U2 - Sweetest Thing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WybiA263bw

4. Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeMFqkcPYcg