Making Sense Of Sugar
 

Your Health

Sugar and your health: separating fact from fiction

The obesity debate continues to capture the nation’s attention. New reports and arguments are emerging all the time, often with conflicting and confusing information and advice so it is often difficult to separate fact from fiction. This is also true for sugar which has found itself in the spotlight.

There have been claims that sugar is a leading cause of obesity, diabetes and poor dental health and even that it is the “next tobacco”. But is this really true? Here we look at the facts.

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Obesity

Obesity

The overwhelming scientific consensus points to obesity being the result of eating more calories than we burn off through activity and exercise.

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Diabetes

Diabetes

Despite what some people may think sugar hasn’t been established as a cause of type 2 diabetes (4) (17).

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Dental Health

Dental Health

Sugars are a type of ‘fermentable carbohydrate’ - this also includes some starches.

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