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Dietary sugars and body weight: systematic review and meta-analyses of randomised controlled trials and cohort studies

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7492 (Published 15 January 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:e7492

Re: Dietary sugars and body weight: systematic review and meta-analyses of randomised controlled trials and cohort studies

Honey and sugar are addictive sweets that trick and trap us by creating the fleeting euphoria of sweetness and peace, but the sustained sickness of bitterness and anger. The euphoria of sweetness and peace, and the sickness of bitterness and anger, are polar opposites that reinforce each other: the euphoria blinds us to the sickness, and the sickness makes us crave the euphoria. Perversely but predictably, honey and sugar create, aggravate, and perpetuate the very sickness of bitterness and anger that they seem to cure, thus placing many favorite sweets in a bad light.

Competing interests: No competing interests

17 January 2013
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
Eagle Rock, MO, USA