March 2010 Issue

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sugar; EN Gives You the Facts

Seems everyone’s got an opinion about sugar. It’s a safe bet that many people have resolved to give it up this year, because they think sugar negatively impacts their health. The relationship of sugar to health is an emotionally charged issue, with people taking sides for or against it with little, if any, scientific support for their beliefs. "Sugar has an undeserved bad reputation. This may be due, in part, to the fact that sugar is often used in combination with other ingredients, such as fat, which are known to have adverse health effects," says Richard Surwit, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center. Since confusion abounds on the subject of sugar, EN answers your most pressing questions about this sweet stuff.

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