If you are a regular viewer of Lateline (or manage to catch up with it online) you might have seen the fascinating story about ‘The Australian Paradox’ in early April 2016.
The Australian Paradox: the consumption of free sugars in our country has reduced while the incidence of obesity has tripled
The paradox in the title describes the much-cited research paper that demonstrated an inverse relationship of sugar consumption versus the incidence of obesity and diabetes in Australia. That is to say, while our nation got fatter and sicker, our overall consumption of sugar over the same period of time has actually reduced.
Which must mean that sugar doesn’t make us fat and sick. QED. [Read more…]