History of Sugar: Why Has it Gotten Out of Control?

From the Show: HER
Summary: Hasn't sugar been used in food for years? So, why has all the attention recently been focusing on how bad sugar is?
Air Date: 10/8/15
Duration: 10
Host: Michelle King Robson and Pam Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Jeff Eisenberg, MD
Jeff EisenbergDr. Jeff Eisenberg, a Virginia native, received his undergraduate degree in Biopsychology from the University of Virginia. He also obtained his Doctorate of Medicine at UVA and subsequently completed his pediatric residency at Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong Memorial Hospital.

His specialty interests include the evaluation and management of attention deficit disorder, anxiety, depression, and obesity. Additionally, he consults patients in the disciplines of exercise physiology and nutrition, and was voted one of the top 100 pediatricians in the nation.
  • Book Title: Suckered: The History of Sugar, Our Toxic Addiction, Our Power to Change
History of Sugar: Why Has it Gotten Out of Control?
Sugar has been around for hundreds of years.

It's currently located mainly in heavily processed foods and drinks.

Sugar is also found in foods that you normally wouldn't consider "bad," such as fruit, granola bars, cereals, and crackers.

Consuming excessive sugar isn't just damaging to your waistline, it's extremely toxic to your overall health.

When did eating so much sugar become a major issue for Americans?

Listen in as Jeff Eisenberg, MD, shares the history of sugar and how it's lead to many of the health issues Americans face today.
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