I was pleased to be able to talk with Marvin Scott about sugar on WPIX-TV.
I see many patients in the age-management and weight-management parts of my practice who complain about obesity. I agree with Mayor Bloomberg that obesity is the biggest health problem in America. Obesity increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney disease, dementia and cancer and is overtaking smoking as the number one cause of preventable deaths in America.
You don’t have to be a doctor to notice that America’s waistline is expanding. In 1900 the average person consumed 90 pounds of sugar per year. Today that number has doubled. Sugar is one of the main reasons soda is unhealthy. On average, a 12 ounce serving of soda contains 10 spoonfuls of sugar.
The sugar in soft drinks helps produce obesity. The problem with excess sugar is that it upregulates metabolic pathways, such that the more sugar you eat the more sugar you crave. When you drink a soft drink, the
When you have more insulin than sugar in your body, your body tells you to eat more sugar to even out the balance. But every time you eat the sugar you cause your insulin levels to go up
When you understand that the consumption of sugar can give rise to a vicious cycle of reactions in your body that can cause you to become obese,
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Dr. Karlene ChinQuee