Are we addicted to sugar?
Dr. David Samadi weighs in
- Duration 3:50
- Date Apr 3, 2012
Dr. David Samadi weighs in
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-- How could someone so as we'd be so bad story surprisingly study says consuming high levels of sugar can be.
Not only toxic but can also be as addictive.
Doctor -- money chief of robotics at Mount Sinai School minutes and and he's part of our medical eighteen you're gonna tackle this topic today -- since do you agree with the comparison between.
Cocaine addiction and sugar addiction.
The Gretchen for years we knew that you there was a problem and of course now.
By giving it -- and putting them the same class as cocaine or smoking or alcohol.
You'll get the kind of media attention that it deserves and now we're talking about it so it is war -- The truth is that you know we'd be talking about all these diseases as a fragment we talked about diabetes we talk about heart disease -- talk about stroke.
But they really don't all part of the same thing including cancer and -- we really should think of them all.
As one big -- really -- when you take a lot of sugar.
You livers are too consumed some of them.
But he can't catch -- -- -- -- so there's -- process food and Brad.
And all his other sources of sugar so what happens that extra sugar it's gonna become like into -- -- issues.
Waste around our stomach somebody called metabolic syndrome which is not good for hard sell all of -- that -- can get into the bloodstream.
I causes cholesterol plaques that eventually becomes hardened heart attack -- that's related to sugar till it's all part of the same system and what happens now.
We're -- realizing that in -- it is silly which is -- reaction to the sugar.
It can actually cause stimulation of some of the cancer -- colon cancer.
Breast cancer and he did this week there are some studies coming out about the use -- forming against cross the cancer so.
It really be the whole picture's coming together now and the common source is -- sugar now are they comparing it to -- okay.
A lot of times people see that on MRI studies.
When -- -- a lot of sugar assume that's your brain starts -- reward center of it starts to react to -- and that can become addictive and you build tolerance so over time you need more sugar to really satisfy you crave I'm -- yeah.
All right all right others also in another study coming out and this is a fascinating thing that they are now thinking.
That obesity in pregnancy.
Can lead the fetus and the eventual -- -- to also then grapple with obesity right.
Yes it actually follows exactly what we talked about so unfortunately went 15% of pregnant women are obese which -- is that a lot of the sugar and it is so it is past.
Through the children and now people are saying that.
Perhaps through this process.
Everything is wired right there in the genes so when you have kids that are -- eleven pounds or more.
Big quote as an adult to have those kind of heart disease and heart condition this is -- -- coming out of UK they looked at 400 participants.
Another actually giving them some -- called -- for me.
Which is the diabetic treatment.
For type two diabetes and the concern is that by bringing -- -- down perhaps we can make -- kids to be smaller and we can.
-- -- -- -- There really aren't so brief break this cycle we don't have the results -- it's gonna take two years.
But it's a very interesting research so you're saying were eating way too much sugar we got -- pared down give us a rule how much should we be and look what what we think is that format that should only get a 150 calories and sugar a day which is that -- -- -- refined -- you're not talking about -- -- exactly right that you don't -- talked about this before the program that our -- -- to -- -- -- -- -- From fruits right Apple's.
You know all the -- you talked about storage nobody is gonna take fifty or -- -- -- so it's really difficult for you to over saturate yourself with now.
Process food burgers everything -- you know all us troops a 150.
Total for the day card down under center that's a big message all right exercise it was great to see have a great -- nice to see.