Sorry, but I don’t trust anything about of California liberal bastions.
Sounds like they are laying the ground work for massive lawsuits against Big sugar and to impose taxes to help fund socialist medicine.
There is the answer ....high-fructose corn syrup.
Yet all these many years I thought people were being scolded to and actually WERE attempting to “eat healthy”. I find this hard to believe. Lord knows that’s 1 of the big propaganda things of the last 20+ years, and indoctrination of kids hoping somehow they’ll actually think celery tastes better than Oreos.
Poorly refined Carbohydrates are the real problem.
I suspect the truth is a bit more round about. That is, while sugar may indeed be to blame, it is because the gut bacteria that prosper most on sugar is a genus called enterobacter, whose toxin *causes* weight gain directly.
That is, if you had a better combination of gut bacteria, you could eat a lot more sugar without ill effects, your metabolism adjusting to it, except you would make your gut environment such that it favored enterobacter.
It has been shown in recent experiments that morbidly obese people had, instead of 30-40 primary dominant types of gut bacteria, almost 1/3rd of their gut bacteria was enterobacter. And when enterobacter toxin was injected into mice they bloated up in short order on the same diet.
Then they took morbidly obese people and put them on an anti-enterobacter diet, with *no* exercise, and they shed about 1/3rd of their overweight with no decrease in total calories.
I stumbled into that second link doing a search about tetracycline antibiotics and the immune system.
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So the cause is not global warming?
Diabetes is up since they lowered the threshold.
The natural health people have been saying this for decades now and it goes to prove that although they are poo-pooed by the medical community, as they almost always are, they are right again, as they almost always are.
At the very least, they have a better track record than the medical community.