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Sweet Inflammation: How Sugar Leads to Chronic Disease

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By G.N. Jacobs Consumers are sometimes unclear as to exactly what sugar is, and modern food labeling practices completely justify this confusion.  The Nutrition Facts label required on most packaged foods and beverages lists the total amount of “sugars” in the product.  Sugars here can mean any caloric substances that sweeten the food, whether naturally occurring or added in processing.  For the purposes of the ingredients list, however, sugar can only mean sucrose (table sugar), a refined sweetener made from sugar cane or sugar beets - the very first refined sweetener to hit the market....

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