Picture this: a white substance that is capable of changing the way you feel, think, and behave. Did you picture heroin, cocaine, or pharmaceutical drugs?
The substance I speak of is much more common than these drugs. It’s so common, in fact, that it can be found in every pantry and fridge in America.
Perhaps you think that the comparison between sugar and street drugs is a mere exaggeration, and you wouldn’t be alone. There was relatively little research on the addictiveness of sugar up until the 1970s.
Sugar may have escaped public scrutiny due to its lack of immediate effects. While overconsumption of alcohol produces noticeable immediate effects such as slurred speech and flushed skin, sugar consumption usually goes unnoticed. It is only later that the long-term effects are felt.
Obesity is associated with the leading causes of death worldwide, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancer. Weight-loss surgery can be a great option for those struggling with morbid obesity and experience obesity-related complications. Weight-loss surgery, including both gastric sleeve and lap band operations, achieves weight loss in patients by altering the […]
If you are planning to have the gastric sleeve procedure it is important to be aware of the necessary lifestyle modifications and adjustments that you are required to make following surgery. Knowing what to expect after the procedure can help you to optimize your recovery and weight loss. This article will provide an inside look […]
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