Big Sugar and the Global Pandemic of Obesity

Big Sugar and the Global Pandemic of Obesity

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that we should limit the amount of trans fat, saturated fats, salt, and salt in our diet. Talking about the possibility of a global pandemic of obesity might be heresy before. However, with what was happening in recent years up to today, we can’t just brush the issue under the rag. The rise of chronic illness worldwide is so apparent. This may be caused by a diet that is more focused around white flour and sugar and less about whole grains, beans, and vegetables.

The WHO has made efforts to inform the world through global strategies regarding the dangers of consuming these major products. In 2003, they tried to warn us to reduce our intake of added sugars in our foods. Shortly after, the US government and Congress stepped in to potentially limit the funding that the WHO would further receive.

Furthermore, despite all of the threats made against the WHO, they still produced their reports to inform the public. Although the report ended up being a toned down version, the report stated in the end that having a diet that is low in sugar, salt, and saturated fat would be best.

In conclusion, having a diet that focuses on fruit and vegetables may be able to combat the rise of chronic diseases worldwide. And, if obesity issues are raised worldwide, US exports may be greatly harmed.

Key Points:

  • Sugar and processed foods have been on the increase since World War II.
  • “Big sugar” just like other big industries fear legislation and will fight against any regulation
  • Though the first lady of the US promoted a lowered intake, the government was still worried about promoting due to US exports.


The threat from the sugar industry was described by WHO insiders as worse than any pressure they ever got from the tobacco lobby.
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HealthStatus has been operating since 1998 providing the best interactive health tools on the Internet, millions of visitors have used our blood alcohol, body fat and calories burned calculators. The HealthStatus editorial team has continued that commitment to excellence by providing our visitors with easy to understand high quality health content for many years. Our team of health professionals, and researchers use peer reviewed studies as source elements in our articles. Our high quality content has been featured in a number of leading websites, USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, Live Strong, GQ, and many more.

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