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    The Great Sugar Debate

    The Great Sugar Debate

    Sugar – specifically the quantity of sugar we take in on a daily basis – is one of the major preoccupations of food science nowadays...leading to a bit of confusion and a lot of guilt and concern for anyone with a sweet tooth. There are differing views on the sugar debate Mike Gibney, DOnla O'SHeato thrash out the opposing views Sean was joined in studio by Professor Mike Gibney, Professor of Food and Health at UCD and Dr Donal O’Shea, Director of the Weight Management Service at Loughlinstown and St Vincent’s Hospitals.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0527/619893-today-with-sean-o-rourke-tuesday-27-may-2014/?clipid=1586832
    Sugar

    Sugar

    The World Health Organisation has issued a new warning on sugar, advising that people halve the amount of the sweet stuff they take in and cut back to the point where it accounts for just five per cent of their daily calorie intake.  The warning comes on the back of a slew of books and articles written, condemning sugar as the new food evil...but considering that sugar has been around forever, why is it now public enemy number one and how worried do those with a sweet tooth need to be? Mike Gibney is Professor of Food and Health at ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0306/600502-today-with-sean-o-rourke-thursday-6-march-2014/?clipid=1502030
    Sugar

    Sugar

    One in four Irish adults is now classed as obese…an even more worrying statistic tells us that one in four of our three-year-olds are overweight. The problem is costing the state 1.6 billion euro…and the only way to curb the expanding waistlines and health spend is tackling the diet of the masses and examining the ingredients within. In the UK, and across the United States and Canada, experts have declared that “sugar is the new tobacco”, and have called for a 30% reduction in the amount of sugar in food produce. But is the current focus on sugar as dietary ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0120/498942-today-with-sean-o-rourke-monday-20-january-2014/?clipid=1398111
    Sugar Addiction

    Sugar Addiction

    With celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow advocating a no sugar diet, a zero sugar policy is beginning to gain momentum. On average we consume 238 teaspoons of sugar per week – often without knowing it - and there can be many health problems linked to an over consumption of sugar.  David Gillespie, author of Sweet Poison and consultant dietician Sarah Keogh discuss.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/marian-finucane/programmes/2013/0706/460904-marian-finucane-saturday-6-july-2013/?clipid=1259159

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