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Market Researcher Examines The “Demonization” Of Sugar

November 7, 2014: 12:00 AM EST
Euromonitor summarizes the pros and cons of eating sugar in a new study that tries to put the debate in context as the amount of scientific research linking sugar to obesity increases. Among the cons that contribute to sugar’s “demonization”: refined sugar is addictive; causes tooth decay; has no nutritional value; and has been linked to obesity, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. On the other hand, the sugar industry says that sugar alone cannot be blamed for obesity because saturated fats, carbohydrates and sedentary lifestyles also play a role. And sugar makes processed foods more palatable by providing texture and acting as a preservative.
Gina Westbrook, "The Backlash Against Sugar: The Facts", Report, Euromonitor International, November 07, 2014, © Euromonitor International
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