Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tuesday Voice: Another red herring of the healthcare biz

Sugar

By Jim Rix

The healthcare biz does little to correct the common misperception that “sugar makes you fat” and identify the real culprit because it’s not profitable to do so. While sugar is not a health food and should not be the bulk of caloric intake, a little bit of sugar on oatmeal to make it more enjoyable does little harm, while a Diet Coke with a greasy cheeseburger does little good.

So, if it’s not “sugar” that makes people fat, what is it that does? Here’s a big clue—are overweight people referred to as “SUGAR” or as “FAT”?

Previous red herring: Salt
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  1. THANK YOU, JIM, for identifying another red herring of what you call "the healthcare biz," which "does little to correct the common misperception that 'sugar makes you fat' and identify the real culprit because it’s not profitable to do so."

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