Diabetes and the Case Against Sugar

Diabetes, though a discrete diagnosis by our doctors, is not a discrete phenomenon in which bad things suddenly start happening that didn’t happen before. It’s part of a continuum from health to disease that is defined in large part by the worsening of the metabolic abnormalities—the homeostatic disruption in regulatory systems—that we’ve been discussing and that are associated with insulin resistance, if not caused by it, and so part and parcel of metabolic syndrome.

I read The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes recently and walked away with a new appreciation of sugar and the role it plays in the modern diet. I also learned a ton about big corporations (aka a Coca-Cola) and how they lobby for the safety of sugar.

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