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SEP 29, 2013 - New York Post

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How sweets got blamed for all our ills

Victorian Americans were horrified by jelly beans — eat too much of them, critics warned, and you might end up an alcoholic or even a chronic masturbator. Today, of course, candy has been linked to obesity, hyperactivity and even cancer. Meanwhile, addiction research has shown that the same receptors in the brain activate when we indulge in junk food, like candy corn, as when heroin addicts get a fix. Like wild beasts, once we start eating sugar, many of us just can’t stop. And stop we haven’t. The average American will eat about 130 pounds of sugar a year. But wait, says writer Samira ... Read More

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