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November 11 - 25, 2014

"Studies show consuming excess sugar can lead to wrinkles, liver damage, even loss of limbs"

By Shamona Harnett - Winnipeg Free Press (11/24/2014)

"Researchers Campaign Against Americans’ Sweet Tooth With Public Health Initiative"

By Lisa Aliferis - Washington Post (11/21/2014)

"If You've Already Cut Out Sugary Drinks, This Should Be Your Next Goal"

By Anna Almendrala - The Huffington Post (11/19/2014)

"Sugar Isn't Just Making You Fat-It's Making You Sick"

By Josh Sherer (11/14/2014)

"The Hidden Costs of Sugar"

By Kathleen Masterson - UCSF (11/13/2014)

"A New Project Reveals The Truth About Sugar"

By Alexandra Tunell - Harpers Bazzar (11/11/2014)

Previous Stories (November 10 -14, 2014)

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Sugary drinks

Means the same as sugar-sweetened beverages or liquid sugars.

SugarScience Glossary


One of the three major groups of nutrients we eat. Much of this website is related to problems associated with too much fat storage in the body. Each gram of fat produces 9 calories of energy if burned by the body as fuel. Fat can be stored in many places in the body. We generally think of fat as under the skin (subcutaneous), but the fat that may be most damaging to us is the fat stored in the liver and around the organs of the abdomen (intrahepatic and visceral or abdominal or intra-abdominal)

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The largest internal organ. It weighs about three to four pounds and is located under the lower edge of the ribs on the right side. It helps us digest our food and remove toxins from our blood. "Hepat" in a word means liver, so an "hepato-toxin" is a liver poison or something that can cause damage to the liver

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SugarScience Facts

Today, 31% of American adults and 13% of kids suffer from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

SugarScience Facts

Too much fructose in added sugar can damage your liver just like too much alcohol.

SugarScience Facts

Growing scientific evidence shows that too much added sugar, over time, is linked to diabetes, heart disease and liver disease.

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