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Is Sugar The New Fat? S1

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Is Sugar The New Fat?
44 Min

By meWATCH Published: 06 Dec 2019 Audio: English

Sugar ! What’s not to like ? But what if you were told sugar is the big contributor a worldwide explosion in obesity, diabetes, and something called ‘metabolic syndrome’ ? What if you discovered sugar is addictive ? And what if you discovered that the sweet stuff is added to way more food products than you ever imagined ? Statistics NZ revealed that over 1 million New Zealand adults are now officially obese. As a nation we are facing a tsunami of type 2 diabetes cases and heart disease. A few decades ago 1 in 14 adult New Zealanders was obese; now the figure is 1 in 3. Why the sudden increase ? We used to think a high fat diet was to blame…. So who’s the real bad guy ? Nigel embarks on a journey to discover if Sugar could be the real culprit in this crisis. After an initial blood test his initial confidence in what he’d previously considered a healthy lifestyle is snatched away, and what was first a stunt for TV suddenly becomes a very personal journey trying to find out what we really should be eating. He takes on world leading international scientists and the food industry, carries bloody heavy stuff up a hill, and radically changes his diet in an attempt to both understand the truth about sugar, and try not to die sooner than he has to.

Is Sugar The New Fat? S1
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