Some of the more pertinent facts from this article are extremely chilling:
- High calorie, sweetened food is indirectly responsible for 35 million annual deaths worldwide due to lifestyle-related conditions - diabetes, cancer, heart disease
- Damage to liver still not fully understood and western diet consumption levels lead to disruption of hormone signalling in our bodies.
- Scientists at the University of California postulate that the health hazards are similar to the effects of drinking too much alcohol - which is manufactured from the distillation of sugar.
- The main culprit is said to be fructose, a sugar molecule that is commonly added to processed food in sweetening agents such as high-fructose corn syrup.