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In Defense of Food

Too Much Sugar

Clip: Episode 1 | 3m 25s

Today, we're consuming more sugar than people ever did before, in sugary drinks and sweetened foods. And eating too much sugar contributes to the rise of obesity and to organ damage caused by an excess of the sugar molecule fructose. Diets with lots of sugar and processed carbohydrates like white rice and white flour may also increase diabetes risk by straining the body's ability to use insulin.

Aired: 12/08/15

Rating: NR

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