Consider this scenario. Due to protectionist trade policies , you pay  41 percent more  for sugar than the rest of the world, and yet you tend to consume it not as the kind of natural sugar that is found in breast milk, but in the form of processed sugars such as  high-fructose corn syrup . You make a New Year's resolution to eat healthier, but your choices as a consumer have already been co-opted. Of the 600,000 items in the U.S. food supply, 80 percent are laced with added sugar . 

When you consume fructose, it stimulates the same reward centers in your brain as cocaine or heroin . It is true that humans evolved to reward ourselves for things that are necessary for survival, but this becomes a problem when your  brain doesn't register that you are full. So you keep drinking and eating more added sugar that is found in the processed foods and beverages that are so ubiquitous in the American diet. You gain more weight . You then turn to the services of the multibillion-dollar weight-loss and pharmaceutical industries. 

Most experts agree that excessively processed sugar is bad for you. Forty years ago, high-fructose corn syrup was introduced to the American diet. Obesity rates have since gone through the roof. No study has directly linked the two, but recent  studies suggest  that excess fructose "is being metabolized to produce fat, while glucose is largely being processed for energy or stored as a carbohydrate, called glycogen, in the liver and muscles."

Consider this scenario. Due to protectionist trade policies , you pay  41 percent more  for sugar than the rest of the world, and yet you tend to consume it not as the kind of natural sugar that is found in breast milk, but in the form of processed sugars such as  high-fructose corn syrup . You make a New Year's resolution to eat healthier, but your choices as a consumer have already been co-opted. Of the 600,000 items in the U.S. food supply, 80 percent are laced with added sugar . 

When you consume fructose, it stimulates the same reward centers in your brain as cocaine or heroin . It is true that humans evolved to reward ourselves for things that are necessary for survival, but this becomes a problem when your  brain doesn't register that you are full. So you keep drinking and eating more added sugar that is found in the processed foods and beverages that are so ubiquitous in the American diet. You gain more weight . You then turn to the services of the multibillion-dollar weight-loss and pharmaceutical industries. 

Most experts agree that excessively processed sugar is bad for you. Forty years ago, high-fructose corn syrup was introduced to the American diet. Obesity rates have since gone through the roof. No study has directly linked the two, but recent  studies suggest  that excess fructose "is being metabolized to produce fat, while glucose is largely being processed for energy or stored as a carbohydrate, called glycogen, in the liver and muscles."

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Consider this scenario. Due to protectionist trade policies , you pay  41 percent more  for sugar than the rest of the world, and yet you tend to consume it not as the kind of natural sugar that is found in breast milk, but in the form of processed sugars such as  high-fructose corn syrup . You make a New Year's resolution to eat healthier, but your choices as a consumer have already been co-opted. Of the 600,000 items in the U.S. food supply, 80 percent are laced with added sugar . 

When you consume fructose, it stimulates the same reward centers in your brain as cocaine or heroin . It is true that humans evolved to reward ourselves for things that are necessary for survival, but this becomes a problem when your  brain doesn't register that you are full. So you keep drinking and eating more added sugar that is found in the processed foods and beverages that are so ubiquitous in the American diet. You gain more weight . You then turn to the services of the multibillion-dollar weight-loss and pharmaceutical industries. 

Most experts agree that excessively processed sugar is bad for you. Forty years ago, high-fructose corn syrup was introduced to the American diet. Obesity rates have since gone through the roof. No study has directly linked the two, but recent  studies suggest  that excess fructose "is being metabolized to produce fat, while glucose is largely being processed for energy or stored as a carbohydrate, called glycogen, in the liver and muscles."

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Newt Gingrich claimed that a Democratic National Committee staffer “apparently was assassinated” after “having given WikiLeaks something like … 53,000 [DNC] emails and 17,000 attachments.” But there’s no evidence for his claim.

The former Republican House speaker is spreading a conspiracy theory about the killing of Seth Rich, who was shot to death in Washington, D.C., in the early morning hours of July 10, 2016, in what local police have described as a likely botched robbery .

The unsubstantiated claim about Rich’s murder got legs recently after Fox 5 in Washington, D.C., reported — and a day later largely  retracted — that the FBI completed a forensic report on Rich’s computer and found that he had transferred 44,053 DNC emails and 17,761 attachments to WikiLeaks.

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