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Consumption of sugar sweetened beverages, artificially sweetened beverages, and fruit juice and incidence of type 2 diabetes: systematic review, meta-analysis, and estimation of population attributable fraction

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3576 (Published 21 July 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h3576

Beware of honey and sugar


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 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 falsely seem to cure, thus placing many favorite sweets in a bad light. 


Competing interests: No competing interests

22 July 2015
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
New York, USA