Sugar Kills: 6 Reasons to stop eating sugar!

Research shows that sugar is linked to a variety of diseases, including:
Obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer's disease. A diet high in sugar also confuses our microbiome, which in turn can lead to many health problems.

Obesity: Home 0:12
T2D: 3:41
Diseases of the heart: 4:40
Alzheimer: 6:13
Cancer: 7:22
Microbiome: 8:30


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