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For the past 10 years there has been a lot of attention brought to restaurants like McDonald’s and KFC. Some coverage for the amounts of trans fats, sugar and salt, some coverage for the torture of the animals and some for ‘pink slime’ (which is the worst of all slimes). Maybe it was the combination of all of these reasons that left this girl brain-dead.
An Australian judge has ordered KFC to pay 8 million Australian dollars ($8.3 million) to the family of a Sydney girl left brain-damaged after eating one of the fast food giant’s chicken wraps.
More bad news for those like me who have a huge sweet tooth and no dental insurance to have it removed. Sugar isn’t only bad for your teeth and your waistline – now researchers are equating it with poisons and illicit drugs.
According to brain scans, sugar is as addictive as cocaine, the California-based endocrinologist told CBS News’ “60 Minutes.”
It causes a euphoric effect that triggers dopamine, the chemical that controls pleasure in the brain.
The average America eats a third of a pound of sugar every day — 130 pounds a year.
Sugar consumption is down 40% since the 1970s but high fructose corn syrup consumption is way up.