A short time ago in a society not far away…

SUGAR WARS

EPISODE MMXVIII

It is a period of refined sugar. Rebel agents share conclusions drawn from research, with hopes of saving the people, and restoring health freedom to the galaxy.

  1. Sugar demineralizes teeth.
  2. Sugar can cause cataracts. (Pig study)
  3. Sugar is strongly associated with localized breast cancer in young women.
  4. Sugar consumption is associated with increased laryngeal cancer.
  5. Sugar reduces learning capacity. (Rat study)
  6. Sugar can increase reactive oxygen species (ROS), which can damage cells and tissues.
  7. Sugar can raise homocysteine levels in the bloodstream. (Rat study)
  8. Consumption of refined cereals is associated with an increased risk of cancers of the thyroid, colon, rectum, and stomach.
  9. Sugary soda nearly doubles the risk of chronic bronchitis in adults.
  10. Sugar has a pivotal role in tooth decay.
  11. High Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption raises serum uric acid, increasing the risk of gout.
  12. Sugar-sweetened and low-calorie sodas are associated with a significantly higher risk of stroke.
  13. Sucrose-sweetened soda increases ectopic fat accumulation and lipids.
  14. Sugar-sweetened beverages increased the risk of diabetes and heart disease. (Rat study)
  15. Sugar-sweetened soda consumption is associated with high waist circumference, high LDL cholesterol, high triglycerides, and hypertension
  16. Sugar accelerates production of advanced glycation end products or "AGEs."
  17. Sugar sweetened beverages can lead to weight gain.
  18. Foods high in sugar and processed food are associated with a higher likelihood of depression and anxiety.
  19. Soft drink consumption is a strong predictor of fatty liver.
  20. A high fructose diet impairs spatial memory. (Rodent study)
  21. Fructose-sweetened beverages increase visceral adiposity.
  22. Increased serum fructose concentration may be a predictor for cataracts.
  23. Maternal "junk food" diet during pregnancy and lactation can reduce muscle force in offspring. (Rat study)
  24. A high dietary glycemic index is associated with a reduced progression to advanced Age-Related Macular Degeneration.
  25. Sugar-sweetened foods and drinks increased inflammatory markers haptoglobin and transferrin.
  26. Sugar can increase inflammatory markers in the bloodstreams of overweight people.
  27. Sugar is associated with higher rates of chronic bronchitis in adults.
  28. Sweetened beverage consumption is associated with metabolic syndrome.
  29. Sugar-sweetened beverages have been associated with risk of diabetes among women.
  30. Sugar-sweetened beverages promote weight gain.
  31. Sugar is associated with prevalence of depression.
  32. Sugar is associated with a worse outcome of schizophrenia.
  33. Sugar consumption by pregnant women is associated with a two-to-four-fold increase in neural tube defects in their babies.
  34. Sugar is a risk factor in small intestine cancer.
  35. Sugar promotes excessive food intake in obese people.
  36. High sucrose intake could be an important risk factor in lung carcinogenesis.
  37. Sugar can cause cancer of the rectum.
  38. Sugar increases the risk of pregnant adolescents delivering a small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infant.
  39. Sugar consumption more than doubles the risk of biliary tract cancer.
  40. Sugar may be a risk factor for biliary tract cancer.
  41. Sugar is a risk factor for colon cancer.
  42. Carbohydrate consumption is significantly higher in Irritable Bowel Disease patients than in healthy controls.
  43. Sugar increases the risk of gastric cancer.
  44. Sugar can produce pathological changes in the kidney. (Rat study)
  45. Sugars are associated with an increased risk of gallstones.
  46. Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, inability to concentrate and crankiness in children.
  47. Sugar can lead to chromium deficiency.
  48. Sugar can lead to the formation of kidney stones.
  49. Sugar increases N-acetyl-glycosaminidase, an enzyme marker for kidney damage.
  50. Sugar slows food’s travel time through the gastrointestinal tract.
  51. Sugar increases estradiol (the most potent form of naturally occurring estrogen) in men.
  52. Incidents of antisocial behavior were reduced after an intervention of reduced dietary sugar.
  53. Cane sugar can trigger migraines.
  54. Sugar can cause fatigue, moodiness, nervousness, and depression.
  55. Glucose promotes free radical production, inducing cellular abnormalities.
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SugarWars.com documents 55 serious health impacts that result from consuming sugar.

The site was created by Nutrition Educator Marjorie Roswell <mroswell@gmail.com>.

Each impact statement links to the underlying research article.
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Several of the statements are drawn from Nancy Appleton’s 141 Reasons Sugar Ruins Your Health

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