Sugar gets a bad rap: Not the villain in obesity or diabetes

Ward, Elizabeth M.
August 1993
Environmental Nutrition;Aug93, Vol. 16 Issue 8, p1
Refutes some prevalent fears about sugar. Connection to increased body weight; Physical addiction; As cause of diabetes; Link to childhood hyperactivity; Moderation in sugar and sweets intake as part healthy lifestyle.


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