I came upon the above at a coffee shop in Damai, KK – a public service poster by the Penang Consumer Association warning of the dangers of sugar. While we all have heard about the risks and consequences of high intake of sugars, this advisory is just plain wrong with the known scientific facts. For example it says, “Sugar is the nutrient for cancer cells. 1 in 3 Malaysians will get cancer.” Good lord, 9 million Malaysians will get cancer; I am not even sure that many people go to hospitals and clinics for whatever aliments. The poster goes to list obesity, athritis, dental caries, gallstones, heart disease, and diabetes as the direct consequences of eating sugar – note: eating sugar, not overly high intake of sugar. I suspect CASH just pulled it from this website; if Nancy Appleton, Ph.D is right, two-thirds of the world population wil die. I like reason No. 140 though: Too much sugar can kill your sex life; I always thought it is the green mud facial mask the missus wears to bed.
Silly and plain wrong. About the sugars, I mean, not the mask.