Is Sugar Essential?

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Posted on 2nd August 2012 by admin in LivingFuelTV |Super Health

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150 pounds!  Would you believe that is this the amount of sugar the average American consumes in a single year?

Sugar was a special treat just one generation ago, a dietary micronutrient, but today has become a staple, a macronutrient, in the American diet.  Sugar is literally everywhere—in soft drinks, cookies, cakes, crackers, and most processed foods.  Sugar even lurks in the ingredient list of breads and often disguised in many “health” foods.  So, exactly what role should sugar play in your family’s diet?  Is sugar an effective workout fuel?  Is sugar really addictive?

We answer these questions and more with elite strength and conditioning coach Andy O’Brien today on LivingFuelTV.

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LivingFuel HealthAlert: Sugary Sodas Linked To Pancreatic Cancer

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Posted on 11th February 2010 by admin in Health Alerts

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People who drink at least two sugary sodas a week have an increased risk of developing cancer of the pancreas, and researchers suspect the culprit is sugar, a study published this week shows.

Analyses of data collected on 60,524 Singapore Chinese adults showed that people who drank two or more sugar-sweetened soft drinks a week were at greater risk of developing pancreatic cancer compared with individuals who did not, the study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention says.

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