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CENEGENICS CAROLINAS' PHYSICIANS SUPPORT RESEARCH THAT SUGGESTS SUGAR IS TOXIC
Physicians At Cenegenics Carolinas Advise Patients To Follow a Low Glycemic Diet To Prevent Certain Diseases and Maintain Overall Enhanced Health
May 7, 2012, Charleston, S.C. - This month, 60 Minutes aired a report by Dr. Sanjay Gupta on the latest research about sugar. The findings underscore what Cenegenics Carolinas physicians advise its patients; sugar is toxic and can be a driving force on disease. An anti-sugar campaign is also on the move and is being led by a California-based endocrinologist who is calling America's sugar consumption a public health crisis.
Meanwhile, Lisa Nainggolan highlights research on sugary drinks in an article titled "A Soda a Day Raises Coronary Heart Disease Risk by 20 percent." In Nainggolan's article, she claims sugary drinks are associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease and type two diabetes. She states that cutting soda out is one of the easiest behaviors to change when trying to cut back on sugar intake and decrease risk for Coronary Heart Disease.
Cenegenics Carolinas supports the aforementioned research and takes a thorough approach to preventing disease through a comprehensive program including nutrition and recommendations for a low glycemic diet. The glycemic index is a ranking of foods based on their immediate effect on blood glucose (blood sugar) levels. As part of the program at Cenegenics Carolinas, a staff nutritionist works with each patient to customize his or her eating plan to maintain a low glycemic diet. A unique aspect of the Cenegenics Carolinas program that sets them apart from other centers is the ongoing monitoring of patient compliance and their body's response to carbohydrate intake by measuring hemoglobin A1C and fasting insulin's on a periodic basis.
Long-term benefits of a low glycemic diet, along with regular exercise, include lowering risk of diabetes and heart disease, improving blood cholesterol levels (lowering bad and raising good), and prolonging physical endurance so you can work out longer and harder.
"Simply replacing some foods with low glycemic index options is a great start to achieving better health," said Dr. Mickey Barber, chief executive officer, Cenegenics Carolinas. "A lot of diseases today are linked to the poor lifestyle choices and our physicians at Cenegenics Carolinas know the dangers of sugar and find it crucial to educate our patients about this topic and how it relates to the importance of preventative health care."
To watch Dr. Sanjay Gupta's 60 Minutes report on "Is Sugar Toxic?" visit: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7403942n&tag=contentBody;storyMediaBox%3E