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Removing sugar from diet for just nine days can have ‘dramatic results,’ new study claims

Removing sugar from diet for just nine days can have ‘dramatic results,’ new study claims

Lead researcher claimed his study showed there was a crucial difference between sugar and calorie intake

Giving up sugar for just nine days can dramatically improve people’s health, a new study claims.

The study, published by the journal Obesity, substituted the sugar intake of 43 obese children with starch and claims to have demonstrated sugar is dangerous not because of its calories but because of the strain it places on the body’s metabolism.

Study author Robert Lustig, paediatric endocrinologist at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in San Francisco, said his research found the children’s cholesterol improved and their insulin levels dropped.

“Everything got better,” Dr Lustig claimed. “These findings support the idea that it is essential for parents to evaluate sugar intake and to be mindful of the health effects of what their children are consuming.”

He claimed as a result the children, aged between eight and 18, began “responding to their satiety cues” and told researchers they were “overwhelming them with food.”

“Sugar calories are the worst, because they turn to fat in the liver, driving insulin resistance, and driving risk for diabetes, heart, and liver disease..

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