Posts Tagged: sugar

Sugar: Does it cause cancer?

Does sugar feed cancer? Not exactly. There is no current evidence that shows a direct link between sugar intake and cancer growth! But, here’s what we do know: A diet high in simple or added sugar increases our risk for diabetes, which is linked to an increased risk for cancer Excess body weight can also…
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Am I at risk for diabetes?

World Diabetes Day is Nov. 14. This day was established by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1991 in response to the increasing health concerns caused by diabetes. Diabetes is a medical condition where the blood sugar, also known as blood glucose, is too high. An important hormone called…
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Highlights of the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Every five years the Dietary Guidelines for Americans are released, so here are the highlights of the 2015-2020 DGA’s: Follow a healthy eating pattern across the lifespan. Focus on variety, nutrient density, and amount. Limit calories from added sugars and saturated fats and reduce sodium intake. Shift to healthier food and beverage choices. Support healthy…
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Sugar: A trick or treat?

With all the candy and spooky fun, many kids love Halloween. But for parents, what should be scary is the amount of sugar their children may consume. Generally children eat way too much sugar, said Dr. Erica Labar, a pediatrician with UofL Physicians. Sugars are empty calories with no nutritional value, and can cause a range…
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