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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.
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