Ridiculous Study of the Week: Diabetes and Sugar

Heap of Sugar on vintage wooden background

I pulled this from the article:

New research by scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, and sponsored by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, suggests that consuming too much dietary sugar could set off a process in the body that leads to prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.

Really?  We didn’t know that dietary sugar excess can lead to diabetes?  Are we living in the year 1798 or something? I hope a lot of money is going into this research because it is groundbreaking.

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  5 comments for “Ridiculous Study of the Week: Diabetes and Sugar

  1. Kurt
    October 9, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    I propose that 50% of the academic primary care physicians be condemned back having to care for
    patients with the rest of us. The academic and administrative world won’t miss ’em.
    I remember an attending who said he entered academics because he felt “so guilty” not
    running in and seeing every patient that was admitted at night. Now this was in a large institution with residents and multiple specialties!! Cripes like he was really needed. Said it intruded on his
    life and made him fatigued. So the hypocrite trains MD’s to go out to do what he didn’t want to do?
    I didn’t realize the significance of this at the time but it was easy to file away in my memory banks.

  2. Perry
    October 3, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Methinks money could be better spent.

  3. HJR
    October 3, 2016 at 9:35 am

    I love the ones that come out with, “Patients dieing of degenerative, incurable illnesses have higher rates of depression and anxiety.”

    Hmmm. ???? Ya think?

  4. Sir Lance-a-Lot
    October 3, 2016 at 8:01 am

    An evil smear, no doubt funded by the fat industry.

  5. Thomas Guastavino
    October 3, 2016 at 7:24 am

    Probably government funded.

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