In a nutshell, Laura Schmidt says that the entire purpose of the SugarScience project is to help “translating” the medical information related to added sugar into an accessible and comprehensive piece of information that everybody can read and enjoy, for a better understanding of sugar and its “mechanism of action” once it reaches your body. The SugarScience does not provide new insight into the matter, but it does translate all the valuable information that has resulted from research in the past, and that has been locked up in the medical journals, waiting for somebody to make them readily available for the wide public.In addition to making this valuable information available for the public, Laura Schmidt also emphasizes on the effect the food industry currently has on our health, and how the obesity rates have sky-rocketed over the past few years, affecting more and more children in particular. Schmidt and her team of researchers believe that this sudden increase of obesity in the United States of America has resulted from the added sugar consumption, which started around the 1980s and which has recently reached its peak.
The point is that added sugar is not only affecting your appearance and waistline, but your general health as well – eating too much sugar can, and certainly will, make you sick. Also, statistically speaking, added sugar is hiding in approximately three quarters of all package foods, and fructose (which many people consider a healthier alternative to sugar) can severely damage your liver, even more than any other type of sugar on the market.