Sugar contributes to a weakened defense against bacterial infection.
Manufacturing Table Sugar
Sugar: The Bitter Truth
Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, explores the damage caused by sugary foods. He argues that fructose (too much) and fiber (not enough) appear to be cornerstones of the obesity epidemic through their effects on insulin.
Is Sugar Toxic?
10 day sugar fast
Sugar: Elephant in the kitchen
Food and Addiction
Ashley Gearhardt is a clinical psychology doctoral student at Yale University exploring the possibility that certain foods may be capable of triggering an addictive process. She examines cognitive and neural processes associated with symptoms of food addiction. Series: Food and Addiction: Environmental, Psychological and Biological Perspectives
…sugar release opiates
Neal Barnard MD discusses the science behind food additions. Willpower is not to blame: chocolate, cheese, meat, and sugar release opiate-like substances. Dr. Barnard also discusses how industry, aided by government, exploits these natural cravings, pushing us to eat more and more unhealthy foods. A plant-based diet is the solution to avoid many of these problems. Neal Barnard is the founder of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM).