On this page you’ll find links to articles, books and videos where you can learn more about the harmful effects of sugar and how we got this way. These links are primarily to popular press reports rather than peer-reviewed scientific articles.
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How the sugar industry shifted the blame to fat, Anahad O’Connor, NY Times
How the sugar industry long downplayed the potential harms of sugar, Anahad O’Connor, NY Times
The Case Against Sugar, Gary Taubes
Laura Schmidt’s excellent TEDMED talk: Why we can’t stop eating unhealthy foods
The downside of having a sweet tooth, Jane Brody, NY Times
Added sugars: Don’t get sabotaged by added sweeteners, Mayo Clinic Staff
How sugar affects the brain, Nicole Avena, TED video animation
Sugar hiding in plain sight, Robert Lustig, TED Talk video
FIRST PERSON ACCOUNTS
Year of No Sugar, Eve Schaub
Sweet Poison: Why sugar makes us fat, David Gillespie