Liver disease can be a direct cause of mental health symptoms because a compromised liver cannot prevent toxins in the blood from reaching the brain.
This post summarizes some of the latest science about insulin resistance and how it is a largely unrecognized cause of depression symptoms.
Research suggests that food scientific experts and stakeholders need to quickly reach a consensus when it comes to processed foods to benefit consumers and improve health outcomes.
US population data from 2011-16 show that teenagers with diets high in ultra-processed foods and drinks, vs those with the lowest intakes, were 45% more likely to be obese, 52% more likely to have abdominal obesity (excess fat around the waist) and 63% more likely to have visceral obesity (excess fat on and around the abdominal organs), which correlates closely with risks for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.
Ultra-processed foods meet all the same criteria that were used to designate tobacco as addictive
Could the carbohydrate-insulin model point the way to more effective, long-lasting weight management strategies?
Researchers are finally uncovering the exact ways that sugar disrupts the GI tract
Listen to this Everyday Wellness podcast to hear Dr Lustig's take on modern medicine and chronic disease, and learn what you can do to navigate the modern-day nutritional battlefield.
Eighty grams of sugar daily, which is equivalent to about 0,8 liters of a normal soft drink, boosts fat production in the liver.
Excessive sugar intake may cause impulsive behavior associated with ADHD, bipolar disorder and even aggression
Could reducing soda consumption during adolescence help curb aggressive behaviors?
Dopamine “hits” from eating sugar promote rapid learning to preferentially find more of these foods.
High levels of fructose in the diet inhibit the liver's ability to properly metabolize fat. This effect is specific to fructose. Indeed, equally high levels of glucose in the diet actually improve the fat-burning function of the liver.
UCSF researchers are scouring the available research to better understand the link between sugar and human diseases, and fighting biased science by exposing industry tactics and educating the public.
The link between sugar and increased risk of heart disease is now established, but might have been accepted many years sooner if key findings had been public.
There’s a reason that the World Health Organisation and the United States Department of Agriculture have provided upper limits of sugar – because dietary sugar fries your kids’ liver and brain; just like alcohol.
The maverick scientist has long argued that sugar is as harmful as cocaine or tobacco – and that the food industry has been adding too much of it to our meals for too long. A convert hears more about his theory