The Truth Behind Sugar
For a long time the mechanism for obesity and diabetes was little understood. Obesity was attributed to gluttony and a lack of will power, but then, prior to World War 2, the Austrians and German begin to reveal there was more to the picture.
Rather than simply eating too much, they suggested that obesity could be a hormonal condition and has more to do with genetics, metabolism and the endocrine system than was previously given credit. Just as more support for this theory was gaining traction the war started which abruptly halted further research.
It wasn’t until the late 1950’s & 1960’s that the conversation was picked up again and science began to talk about the hormone insulin (significant in diabetes) and the fact that insulin could be the driver for obesity, and that sugar was a dominant driver of insulin.
In response to this, artificial sugars began to rise in popularity as a solution to using real sugar.....it’s at this point that capitalism at its greatest stepped-in. The sugar industry funded studies to show that artificial sugars were inherently bad for our health and so paved the way for global dominance. The sugar industry was quick to extinguish any threat to its economy....