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Author Topic: Gary Taubes blames Sugar.  (Read 343 times)

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Gary Taubes blames Sugar.
« on: January 08, 2018, 06:07:54 PM »
In this article Gary Taubes argues that Sugar is the fundamental cause for the the increase in Obesity and Diabetes.

http://www.bmj.com/content/360/bmj.j5808

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Re: Gary Taubes blames Sugar.
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2018, 09:48:31 PM »
No doubt sugar is a major factor, but carbs/wheat and grains are also a major factor
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Re: Gary Taubes blames Sugar.
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2018, 10:07:09 AM »
I have always respected Taubes' integrity, but I think he's wrong on this one. There are just too many people like me who love carbs, but not necessarily sweets. Bread & potatoes are my downfall - not cake & cinnamon rolls.

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Re: Gary Taubes blames Sugar.
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2018, 02:02:46 PM »
I agree Shanny, sweets were never my downfall either. Carbs like pasta, rice, beans were what tripped me up.
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