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17 November 2014

Why too much sugar is bad for you


Sugar can act like poison in high doses – and the amount in our diets has gone beyond toxic,” says neuroendocrinologist Dr Robert Lustig.

Are South Africans addicted to sugar?

According to the SA National Health And Nutrition Examination Survey published last year, the average South African now consumes 17 teaspoons of sugar and similar sweeteners a day – on par with global consumption, which has increased by 46 percent in the past 30 years, per a report.

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