The Bitter Side of Sugar: Manila Times

Wonderful confections are plentiful and affordable due to trade, industry and marketing practices. Chefs no longer limit sugar to desserts and add the ingredient to sauces, salads, coffee and more. “Even non-sweet carbohydrates like pasta, bread, rice, oatmeal, corn, peas and potatoes become the simple sugar glucose once eaten and processed by the body,” explains the Manila Times. Glucose is required for muscles and the brain, yet too much can result in a range of health problems, especially diabetes, while increasing the risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, eye problems and nerve damage. People should moderate sugar intake, eat a variety of healthy foods, exercise and aim for a recommended weight. – YaleGlobal

The Bitter Side of Sugar: Manila Times

Too much of a good thing – in this case, sugar – can be unhealthy but countries vary on their recommendations
Friday, November 29, 2019

Read the article from the Manila Times about sugar and health.

 	Women China 	25 US	25 UK	30 India	20 Philippines	25; 		Men China 		25 US		37.5 UK		30 India		25 Philippines		37.5

(Sources: American Heart Association, National Health Service, World Health Organization)

Prevalence varies: Report covers those with both diabetes type 1 and 2 (Source: International Diabetes Federation, Diabetes Atlas, Index Mundi)

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