Gary Faubes has a concept that is not necessarily new, but has been unproven up until recently. Mr. Faubes wrote a book called, “The Case Against Sugar” in the 70s, but it was downplayed in the public’s eye with the information about the dangers of saturated fat and the soaring rates of heart disease, diabetes, and obesity.
Today, saturated fat has been found not to contribute as severely to these diseases and others as they originally thought. This decision in the medical community is causing Gary Faubes’s book and hypothesis to resurface, but you are not going to be too happy about it.
This development of theories has allowed the forces behind avoiding sugar to multiply and bring about the hypothesis that everyone knows deep down inside has to be true – that sugar is not valuable or even tolerable for any living creature.
Since the overrating of dietary fat in the 70s, there have been skyrocketing rates of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, asthma, gout, cancer, stroke, hypertension, and dementia. Mr. Faubes attributes all of these to the massive consumption of sugar that Americans consume on a daily basis, and he gives details in his book.
There is No Definitive Answer Now
In the early 1900s, the experts identified sugar as fattening with empty calories, and for decades, the modern Western diet and lifestyle, which is high in fat and sugar, were known as leaders in obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Cancer and hypertension also support the negative results of high sugar; obesity is a common denominator.
There is no definitive answer to the issue of sugar in the American diet only because it can’t be proven. Humans and scientists are notoriously inefficient and ineffective in time-lapse studies, so the results aren’t proven yet.
The best tip to offer to the American public is, don’t eat sugar! Or at least reduce the amount of white sugar in your diet. Scientific research has not yet proven it specifically, but all the evidence points to sugar as being the major culprit in all the major diseases. Sugar is a subtle foe, but one that requires direct attention.