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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



Year of No Sugar, Eve Schaub

Sweet Poison: Why sugar makes us fat, David Gillespie



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