Scientists discover the obvious: SUGAR IS BAD


I’ll just quote DIRECTLY from the mouths of the scientists who discovered this I-can’t-believe-this-wasn’t-obvious-enough discovery:

Sugary drinks can cause weight gain and long-term health problems if drunk regularly for as little as a month, physician said the scientists.

Too much fizzy pop or sweetened fruit juice alters the body’s metabolism, capsule so that the muscles use sugar for energy, instead of burning fat,” the study found.

“The effect is long-term, making the pounds harder to shift and raising blood sugar levels, which increases the risk of conditions such as type 2 diabetes,” it was claimed.

So who made this obvious discovery?

Dr Hans-Peter Kubis

The lead researcher at Bangor University, who said: “Our results give a stark warning against regularly drinking sugar-sweetened drinks.”

He also added: “Not only can regular sugar intake acutely change our body metabolism; in fact it seems that our muscles are able to sense the sugars and make our metabolism more inefficient, not only in the present but in the future as well. This will lead a reduced ability to burn fat and to fat gain. Moreover, it will make it more difficult for our body to cope with rises in blood sugar.”

Dr. Kubis made another obvious conclusion: “When in need of refreshment, people should drink water instead.”

Let’s scare you guys in bullet-point form:

  • The researchers found that the muscle cells of volunteers both identified and responded to a sugary diet, switching how they used the fuel. This created an inefficient metabolism in lightly active men and women who drank fizzy beverages on a regular basis for four weeks.
  • Dr Kubis added: “What is clear is our body adjusts to regular soft drink consumption and prepares itself for the future diet by changing muscle metabolism via altered gene activity, encouraging unhealthy adaptations similar to those seen in people with obesity problems and type 2 diabetes.”

The Study

11 people in their 20′s supplemented their diets with sugary soft drinks for a month. Before and after the study they had their blood and muscle tissue, as well as their whole body metabolism and composition, tested.

Genes and proteins important for fat and sugar metabolism were analysed and blood sugar and fats assessed.

Dr Kubis said: “What we found is that it is not the sugar in itself that puts on weight but the way it gets the body to store more.This would relate to all kinds of soft drinks with a high sugar content, including fruit juices.”

Fahad’s Take

Actually I’m dumbing this whole article down for you guys.

  • Too much simple sugar intake (from liquids or solids) will alter the way your body uses fuel.
  • Instead of burning stored fat, your body prefers to burn the sugar for energy.
  • Stop consuming sugar you say? Not that easy. The energy preference alteration is genetic. It dug DEEP!


5 Responses to “Scientists discover the obvious: SUGAR IS BAD”

  1. Rayooma Says:

    Is stevia and splenda what the study talk about or the white/brown suger ?

    Thanku Fahad

  2. FAHAD Says:

    Rayooma: the study refers to real sugar, not artificial or herbal sweeteners.

  3. BoWarda Says:

    momken il study link?

  4. BoWarda Says:

    Article sounds like a stretch – I’m assuming it’s making claims based on gene “markers” and such without actually comparing body composition from soda vs no soda diets with equal total calories. Highly doubt the soda alters metabolism in anything but a temporary way.

  5. wut Says:

    The conclusion I’m able to draw from this is sugar can be addicting thus people consume more thus they unknowingly become in a caloric surplus thus they gain weight which finally leads to obesity, diabetes and other kinds of diseases or disorders. How revolutionary. Guess what? An excess of anything is bad for you. Sugar is not the culprit. If you have a weakness for sweets, reward yourself here and there with a sugary snack (keyword: snack. As in 200-300 calories tops.) after a hard day’s work, but don’t go overboard. Moderation is key.

    Food for thought (pun intended): refer to the “twinkie diet”.

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