Hepatology and Pancreatic Science

ISSN: 2573-4563

Open Access

Meer Ahmad AM

Convenor MAHSA Cricket Club Faculty of Medicine,
Level 7, Main Building, Bandar Saujana Putra, 42610 Jenjarom, Selangor

  • Review Article
    Resolving the Sugar and Health Controversy with Special Reference to Malaysia
    Author(s): Meer Ahmad AM, Yadav H, Balabaskaran S, Suresh L and Savithri NVMeer Ahmad AM, Yadav H, Balabaskaran S, Suresh L and Savithri NV

    Background: It is alleged that the incidence of obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), and metabolic syndrome (MetS) have sharply increased throughout the world. It is generally argued that increased consumption of a calorie-rich/ high-fat diet, lack of exercise, and sedentary-lifestyles are responsible, besides increasing age, gender, and obesity itself. But, certain authors argue that increased consumption of a carbohydrate-rich diet high in sucrose, fructose, and/or glucose is responsible for the increasing incidence of obesity, T2DM, and MetS. The same proponents also claim that these sugars cause cancers and other chronic diseases through ‘chronic low-grade inflammation’, besides directly. Some yet argue against these claims, causing an on-going raging international controversy, with strong implications for Malaysia. Objective:.. Read More»

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