Sugar Love (A not so sweet story) by Rich Cohen

Sugar Love (A not so sweet story) by Rich Cohen


Sugar addiction is headlined in the August issue of National Geographic. You can read the entire article here.

Author Rich Cohen explores the history of our unhealthy love of sugar and has interviewed Colorado’s own Richard Johnson, MD professor of medicine at the University of Colorado and author of The Fat Switch.

The authors were recently interviewed by Diana Rehm on NPR radio. Listen to the entire interview here.

An ancient New Guinea myth says the human race originated from the first man making love to a stalk of sugar cane. But in modern times, our love affair with sugar has created a health crisis. The average American consumes nearly 23 teaspoons of sugar a day, three to four times the American Heart Association’s recommended daily limit. Obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease have all been linked to excessive consumption. Diane and her guests discuss the history of sugar, why we crave it, how our bodies evolved to process it and why it could be making us sick.