Friday, October 5, 2007

Sugar is bad in many ways!

Just skimming through these recent articles from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, you would think that refined carbohydrates are associated with:


loss of sight (updated 8/10/07...the Modern Forager blog has a good posting about this story); and

increases in the so-called "bad" LDL cholesterol.

Indeed, fructose is presented as a pretty dodgy thing to eat.

It is amazing that we are told to eat so many carbohydrates!


Chris said...

There is more on the eye story at the link above:

Limiting refined carbohydrates may stall AMD progression

Chainey said...

I read that whole Dr Briffa post and comments.

You know, I've been researching nearly full-time for a month, mostly on the internet (some book learnin') and now that I think of it, in all the hundreds of testimonies I've read, I've NEVER read a diabetic write that they had tried Atkins/low-carb and had problems or it hadn't benefitted them.

Not once.