Friday, March 30, 2012
Here's quite a scary little article about the impact of sugar on American children. It seems that the older the child the more sugar they consume. Another interesting fact is that middle-class and wealthy children eat just as much sugar as their poorer peers. This goes against the conventional wisdom from before this study which focused sugar-lowering efforts on working class populations. What's the effect of all this sugar on kids? "Diabesity" of course. Children who are obese and diabetic (they so often go together) are likely to have much sicker and shorter lives than their peers. Quite the inspiration to cut out the soda and sugary yogurts.