Nutrition cause


Sugar is the generalized name for sweet, short-chain, soluble carbohydrates, many of which are used in food.

A great expansion in its production took place in the 18th century with the establishment of sugar plantations in the West Indies and Americas. This was the first time that sugar became available to the common people, who had previously had to rely on honey to sweeten foods.

Risk C Factor
Measured in g

There are 3 risks of Sugar, including:

Cardiovascular Disease Cardiovascular outcome
Increased risk of Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiovascular system

1 study

Pancreatic cancer Digestive outcome
Minor increase risk of Pancreatic cancer
Digestive system

1 study

Obesity Musculoskeletal outcome
Minor increase risk of Obesity
Musculoskeletal system

2 studies

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Since the latter part of the twentieth century, it has been questioned whether a diet high in sugars, especially refined sugars, is good for human health. Sugar has been linked to obesity, and suspected of, or fully implicated as a cause in the occurrence of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dementia, macular degeneration, and tooth decay.

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