Sugar Glut, Sugar Toxicity, Country By Country

 

Majid Ali, M.D.

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2012 Data About Global Sugar Glut and Sugar Toxicity

Source: Nature 482, 27–29 (02 February 2012)

First, consider unavoidability. Evolutionarily, sugar was available to our ancestors as fruit for only a few months a year (at harvest time), or as honey, which was guarded by bees. But in recent years, sugar has been added to nearly all processed foods, limiting consumer choice3. Nature made sugar hard to get; man made it easy. In many parts of the world, people are consuming an average of more than 500 calories per day from added sugar alone (see ‘The global sugar glut’).

SOURCE: FAO

Now, let’s consider toxicity. A growing body of epidemiological and mechanistic evidence argues that excessive sugar consumption affects human health beyond simply adding calories4. Importantly, sugar induces all of the

 

 

 

glut’).

SOURCE: FAO

Now, let’s consider toxicity. A growing body of epidemiological and mechanistic evidence argues that excessive sugar consumption affects human

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