Sugar Bad For Us Essay

1588 Words 7 Pages
Is Sugar That Bad For Us? What damage is being done by over consumption of sugar? Is sugar addictive? Is over consumption of sugar a fairly recent issue? With the United States being the biggest producers of sugar in the world sugar is becoming more of a prevalent topic and controversial conversation (USDA). A person could search anything about sugar on Google and get hundreds of thousands of results varying from blog posts about sugar to scientific research papers. There is a plethora of information on sugar but still the studies show that people are well above the daily-recommended intake. It has been found that, in The United States, children have been consuming less sugar than in previous years, but children are still consuming “6-16% …show more content…
Metformin a, “oral antidiabetic agent that decreases glucose production by the liver and lowers plasma glucose levels (freedictionary), was shown to make the same difference in a persons weight, BMI, and blood pressure as a person who just simply lowered their sugar intake. The research found in this article shows just how much sugar can affect a person’s health. People who are at a five times higher risk for diabetes can help regulate their blood sugar and weight with just simply decreasing sugar and not necessarily having to pay for medicines such as Metformin. Sugar may not have been the cause of all people who have metabolic syndrome but the reduction of it could help treat patients and get them to a healthier state of …show more content…
One study showing how a sugar effects person is about an animal study that proved that sugar increases risk for high blood pressure. During a study called the Framingham Heart Study people were recorded that drank 1 or more sodas a day had increased risk of developing high blood pressure (Dietary). Another result from high sugar consumption that was found in this journal was that high sugar is associated with increased inflammation, but the paper is quick to note that there is no evidence of long-term inflammation but inflammation has been linked with high sugar consumption. Another down side to sugar consumption is studies have shown that people have been found to increase their calorie intake when they increase their sugar intake. One of the most interesting studies found in this journal is comparing soda consumption with overall calorie consumption, stated that, “Consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages ingested with meals has doubled. In a feeding experiment, increasing the size of sugar-sweetened beverages increased total energy intake from solid food. When the size of a regular cola was increased from 12 to 18 ounces, energy intake from food increased by 10% in women and by 26% in men. All things being equal, a small, persistent energy imbalance of 50 calories per day could

Related Documents