Wednesday, August 10, 2011

check out our articles in well known publications!

see our article in the LN Ladue News!

and also the healthy planet magazine, page 13!

A very interesting expert ED summary about sugar dependence!

Below I summarize a review by Benton (2010: The plausibility of sugar addiction
and its role in obesity and eating disorders. Clinical Nutrition 29: 288-303)
who reviewed 160 studies and found that  "None of the hypotheses based on the
animal model in respect of an addiction to sugar is confirmed for humans."

The hypothesis that sugar can also produce physical dependence in humans had its
origins in experiments on rats. Researchers had not fed these rats for twelve
hours and subsequently offered them unlimited amounts of laboratory food and,
optionally, a sugar solution.  They ingested large amounts of sugar when first
offered food, and this was classified as a "feeding frenzy". Measurements in the
animals had shown