The Case Against Sugar | 5 CE

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Among Americans, diabetes is more prevalent today than ever; obesity is at epidemic proportions; nearly 10% of children are thought to have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. And sugar is at the root of these, and other, critical society-wide, health-related problems. Examine Americans' history with sugar: its uses as a preservative, as an additive in cigarettes, the contemporary overuse of high-fructose corn syrup. He explains what research has shown about our addiction to sweets. He clarifies the arguments against sugar, corrects misconceptions about the relationship between sugar and weight loss; and provides the perspective necessary to make informed decisions about sugar as individuals and as a society.

Learning Objectives

  • Articulate the relationship between simple sugar and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
  • Discuss Americans' history with sugar, including as a preservative, additive and the prevalence of high-fructose corn syrup.
  • Discuss current research regarding has shown about our addiction to sweets and the connection between sugar and weight loss.

Exam: 30 multiple choice questions. Downloadable. Unlimited retakes. View our "How It Works" video.
Book: Paperback, 384pp | Dec 2016 | 978-0307701640
Kindle eBook: 4042 KB | B01DRXCPJ0. Accessible in the U.S. only.

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