7 Surprising Reasons to Give Up Sugar

It's making fat show up in really weird places, for starters.

May 2, 2013

Sugar Shocker

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Sugar was always meant to be a treat, a reward. "The last time I checked, birthday cake was for birthdays, and birthdays come once a year," says endocrinologist Robert Lustig, MD, author of Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease. But added sugar is infiltrating the food supply, and we're not just talking soda here. Food manufacturers pump excess sugar into an array of foods--even "health foods"--creating catastrophic health results. Is sugar toxic? The added sugars are. Learn where this type of sneaky sugar hides, along with these surprising sugar side effects.

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