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Should Sugar Be Considered a Drug of Abuse?

Robert Lustig, left, and Mark Hyman, right, attend a screening of 'Fed Up.'		Alberto Rodriguez / Getty Images Entertainment

Sugar qualifies to be considered as a dangerous drug of abuse but it is legal. In this post from Vox, Robert Lustig puts forward the case for treating sugar like a dangerous drug. Robert Lustig is a medical expert at the University of California, San Francisco, who has written extensively about the major health problems attributed to sugar. He’s written ... Read More »

Get A Large Bang for The Buck with Just 5% Weight Loss

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Even a moderate 5% weight loss can get obese people a large bang for the buck. Additional weight loss further improves metabolic health. This post from Science Daily discusses the findings of the study and their implications on current obesity practice guidelines. Those who struggle with obesity, take heart. Losing as little as 5% of your body weight is enough ... Read More »