CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta talks about recent research on the risks of high sugar consumption. He goes on to explain that “…humans weren’t designed to eat this much sugar. We used to get sugar once a year when fruit fell from the trees. Even honey was protected by the bees. How much food could you really eat? I mean you can’t…10 oranges, that’s enough. Now, we eat 140 pounds, roughly, a year, on average. Our bodies simply didn’t evolve to be able to handle that.
So it hits the liver, the liver says I don’t know what to do with all this sugar, so it starts to metabolize it in unusual ways and it gets turned into what are known as low density lipoprotein particles. And that’s the worst kind of cholesterol.
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