30 Nov '15, 1pm

Sugar-free diet rapidly improves children's health

Sugar-free diet rapidly improves children's health

A short nutritional study found significant improvement in the health of obese children when sugar was cut completely from their diets, while overall calories remained the same. We know that sugar is bad for our bodies, but there has been much debate about whether physical problems are caused by the sugar itself, or rather, the weight gain that goes along with consuming sugary foods. A new study published in the journal Obesity supports the former point – that sugar itself is toxic and that cutting back on sugar consumption can rapidly improve one’s health, even if overall calorie intake remains the same. Researchers took a group of 27 Latino and 16 African-American children, all of whom were obese and already exhibited one or more symptoms of metabolic syndrome – risk factors that include excess body fat around the waist, hypertension, high blood sugar, and abnormal chole...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/health/sugar-free-diet-rapidly-...

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