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Like smoking, the dangers of sugar consumption are comparable.  Even small amounts of sugar can increase the risk of Type II diabetes, heart disease, stroke and premature death.  So, what kind of sugar are we talking about?  Refined sugar;  not the naturally occurring sugar that is found in milk or fruit, it is the added sugar that is found in all processed foods, cereals, condiments, sauces, pre-packaged foods, fast foods, breads, juices and beverages.  Much of this sugar is hidden in our food supply and for a good reason.  There are 3 ingredients that the food industry relies on to make the consumer, “hooked” on their products:  Fat, salt, and sugar.  Hiding the label of sugar into different chemical derivates that you won’t recognize is one way the food industry tries to convince you that you may not be consuming as much sugar as you are.  However, sugar, either natural or synthetic, contributes to weight gain and a host of other health problems in a big way.Despite wide-spread media coverage of obesity and government policies to address the situation, the problem continues unabated.  Part of the problem lies in the fact that the food industry isn’t in the business of health management; they...