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The Adams County Record We Are Addicted to Sugar Do you want one cube or two? It's time to start watching your sugar intake. BY MICHAEL CHASE, Once again the question of whether or not to reduce sugar intake is making the rounds in popular media. Some sort of sugar is now found in everything from breads to sauces and yogurt to peanut butter. Americans consume 133 pounds of sugar per person per year. That's one-third of a pound every day. On April 1, the TV show 60 minutes devoted a segment to resurrecting the question that makes the sugar industry nervous: Is sugar toxic? Just one year ago, The New York Times published an article of the Same name. According to Robert Lustig, MD, a pediatric endocrinologist from the University of California, San Francisco, over 75 percent of heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and hypertension cases could be preventable if we lowered our sugar consumption. In a 2009 YouTube-posted lecture, Dr. Lustig states that, "sugar is a public health crisis," and explains that researchers are increasingly finding that all sugar is addictive and toxic, whether it be high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) or cane sugar. The sweet stuff actually activates our brains in a way similar to cocaine. Researchers are now hypothesizing that the more sugar we consume, the less we feel the reward because our bodies are building a tolerance to the substance, just as they do toward certain drugs. Sugar is also identified as the food of cancer cells. Nearly one- third of common cancers, including breast and colon, have insulin receptors on the surface of their cells. Insulin binds to these receptors and signals the body to start consuming glucose. While our cells need glucose to survive, the cancer cells hijack the glucose and the tumor-the cancer-grows. So if sugar consumption is potentially toxic, how much of the sweet stuff can we eat without harming ourselves? Dr. Lustig co-authored a report with the American Heart Association recommending that men should consume no more than 150 calories of sugar a day, while women should consume no more than 100 calories. That's less than the amount in a can of soda! Michael Chase has received an M.S.degree in human nutrition. Michael coordinates the Dept. of Nutrition Science at the Oregon Natural Market in Ontario, OR. He is a member the American Society for Nutrition Wednesday, May 2, 2012 Midvale Fish Fry a Success BY ]El:F CHANCE, We got a good turnout at our annual Veteran's Fish Fry April 20 at the Veteran's Hall in Midvale. This annual event is held to show appreciation for the support the community has given to our local veterans groups: The American Legion and VFW. We wish to thank the community, local businesses, and the volunteers that helped make this event successful, and we are looking forward to doing this again next year. Jeff Chance is Adjutant, Post #9, American Legion Page 17 LIMITED UP TO ALL SMARTPHONES Samsung Showcase TM a Galaxy S phone Motorola Milestone X2 TM after $30 mail-in rebate 2-yr plan with data required s19oo NO REBATE 2-yr plan with data required Like us on Facebook facebook.com/alltelwireless ,00ttteF wireless 1-800-aiitei-i alt,.eiwir,,ess,com/stre.oca'o, SUBJECT TO ALLTEL TERMS AND CONDITIONS; SEE STORE OR ALLTELWlRELESS.COM Activation and phone-appropriate plan on the AIItel networl required. Only at participating AIItel locations for a limited time. If supplies of featured phones sell out we may substitute phones but are not required to do so. Federal, state & local taxes & charges apply. Atltel may charge monthly connectivity, regulatory, administrative & 9tl surcharges up to $2.19 & federal & state Universal Service Fund fees all may vary by customer usage). These additional fees may not be taxes or government-required charges & are subject to change. See your AIItel customer service representative & your monthly bill. $25 non-refundable activation fee & possible $200 early termination fee apply per line. Restrictions apply to prepaid & business customers. For rebate details see certificate. All product & service marks referenced are the names, trade names, trademarks & Iogosof their respective owners. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. use of this trademark i subject to 6oogle Permissions. Screen images are simulated. 2012 Allied Wlreless Communications Corporation. All rights reserved. ................. 100677