Category Archives: Sugar

Bloomberg’s Legacy

Tevi Troy, generally a sensible man and prolific writer on public issues, takes on a discussion of Mayor and professional nanny, Michael Bloomberg.

Last week I discussed this Medici of the modern age, who spent more than 600 million of his own money to facilitate and inflate and flaunt his mayoralty, in violation of the spirit if not the letter of American Law and Government.

We don’t elect monarchs or even Dukes or Counts here. He got away with his behavior and extravagance because he was rich, worth in the range of 30 billion adn New Yorkers and the New York press do love to kiss up to rich guys with big egos.

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Danish Pastries? not so fast…..

[NPR report]

Cinnamon swirls are beloved in Denmark, but recent testing by the Danish government found many of these rolls had more of the spice than allowed by European health guidelines. Now bakers may have to change their time-tested recipes. Too much cinnamon? Yes, there is such a thing.

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Sugar Hysteria: ‘The most dangerous drug of the times’ — ‘Like alcohol, tobacco… use should be discouraged’

The Telegraph reports: Continue reading

Mental meltdown at lefty UK paper: Soda is a ‘demon drink’; Calls for ‘war on sugar’

The Guardian rants: Continue reading

Food nannies fail math in effort to blame obesity on high fructose corn syrup

The food nannies at Citizens for Health (And who are the Citizens Against Health) stated today: Continue reading

Food nanny rebellion: Yale doc says Lustig sugar-is-toxic claim ‘not rational’

Dr. David Katz writes at Huffington Post: Continue reading

Claim: High-carb intake in infancy has lifelong effects, UB study finds

“Lifelong” — in rats, that is. Continue reading

Pot, Kettle: Vinod Khosla says sugar industry lies

This from the cellulosic ethanol pirate… such a con. Continue reading

NYTimes Food Nanny: ‘Sugar is indeed toxic’

Though Mark Bittman clearly disagrees, Robert Lustig’s new study supposedly “proving” that sugar intake increases diabetes risk, is as credible as Ancel Keys’ debunked 1953 ecological study of the diet-heart hypothesis. Continue reading

NYTimes Food Nanny Slams Obama Surgeon General for NOT Tobacco-izing Sugar

Sugar should be a “controlled substance”? Keep raving Mark Bittman! Continue reading

Study: ‘High-glycemic’ foods tied to diabetes risk

“The analysis did not pinpoint precisely how many of the 125,000 participants actually developed the disease.” Continue reading

Lustig claims study ‘proving’ sugar causes diabetes out in two weeks

Not correlation — “the cause”, he claims. Continue reading

Study: Neither HFCS nor table sugar increases liver fat under ‘real world’ conditions

“Not only is it safe to consume caloric sweeteners at recommended levels, it is important for consumers to understand that high fructose corn syrup and table sugar have the same amount of calories and studies like this indicate your body metabolizes them about the same.” Continue reading

Should Sugar Be Regulated Like a Drug?

Sugar has a “negative impact on society”? Continue reading

Coca-Cola’s sugar problem

“Coca-Cola came out on Monday night. The world’s most valuable brand, broadcast an advert suggesting they, possibly, have a problem with sugar.” Continue reading

More epidemiology shenanigans

By Sandy Szwarc, BSN, RN, CCP

The media has been quick to report, verbatim from the press release, of a new study finding that high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) could be contributing to a global epidemic of type two diabetes. Continue reading

Denmark abandons sugar and fat taxes

“A world-leading ‘fat tax’ has been abolished in Denmark, with the country admitting the controversial attempt at engineering a healthier populace has failed. A planned tax on some high-sugar foods has also been abandoned, marking a setback for advocates of this method of encouraging health.

According to the Danish Ministry of Taxation the country’s tax on unhealthy, high-fat products had driven up prices and put jobs at risk…” [Nature]

Gary Taubes’ anti-sugar screed

Gary Taubes pens a screed against sugar in Mother Jones. But in the end, low-carb crusader Taubes is forced to admit “the sugar industry may be facing the inexorable exposure of its product as a killer — science will ultimately settle the matter one way or the other.” [Emphasis added]

So Gary, if science isn’t settled as you plainly admit, how did the sugar industry err in defending itself?

It isn’t the soda, and it isn’t the size

My fellow HND columnist Jo-Ann Heslin does a bravura job in explaining why there’s an obesity crisis in America. Continue reading

Junk Science Week: Too much to swallow

N.Y.’s ban on big sugary drinks lacks evidence Continue reading