References & Citations

Chronic inflammatory diseases are stimulated by current lifestyle: how diet, stress levels and medication prevent our body from recovering                        


Does sugar cause inflammation in the body? – MedicalNewsToday


Does Sugar Cause Inflammation in the Body? – Healthline


Sugar sweetened beverages and cardiometabolic health 


The Downside of Having a Sweet Tooth – NY Times


Sugar Industry Long Downplayed Potential Harms


Effect of Dietary Sugar Intake on Biomarkers of Subclinical Inflammation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Intervention Studies


Immune aging and how to combat it


Food and mood: how do diet and nutrition affect mental wellbeing?


High blood sugar of diabetes can cause immune system malfunction, triggering infection


Diabetes and Cognitive Impairment 


With Cancer, Eating Sugar Is a ‘Double Danger’


Stress and Eating Behaviors


Systemic Inflammation Mediates Age-Related Cognitive Deficits


Carbohydrate nutrition and inflammatory disease mortality in older adults


Gut microbiota, intestinal permeability, obesity-induced inflammation, and liver injury


The effects of diet on inflammation: emphasis on the metabolic syndrome


High glycemic index diet as a risk factor for depression: analyses from the Women’s Health Initiative


A high-fat, refined sugar diet reduces hippocampal brain-derived neurotrophic factor, neuronal plasticity, and learning


Short-term exposure to a diet high in fat and sugar, or liquid sugar, selectively impairs hippocampal-dependent memory, with differential impacts on inflammation


Dietary sugars inhibit biologic functions of the pattern recognition molecule, mannose-binding lectin


Role of sugars in human neutrophilic phagocytosis



The value of what’s to come: Neural mechanisms coupling prediction error and the utility of anticipation


Looking forward, looking back: Anticipation is more evocative than retrospection


The impact of anticipating positive events on responses to stress


Well-being and the anticipation of future positive experiences: The role of income, social networks, and planning ability


How Giving Up Refined Sugar Changed My Brain


Why Ice Cream Chases the Blues Away


Debunking the Myth of Heart-Healthy Oils


The Recommended Daily Added Sugar Intake


Nutritive and Nonnutritive Sweetener Resources


Added sugars: Don't get sabotaged by sweeteners


CSPI Letter Asking that FDA Act Against Misleading and Unauthorized Sugar Claims Is Followed by Class Action Complaint


A Shadowy Industry Group Shapes Food Policy Around the World

How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat


Effects of Sweeteners on the Gut Microbiota: A Review of Experimental Studies and Clinical Trials


Added Sugar Can Lead to Long-Term Health Problems


High-glycemic index carbohydrate increases nuclear factor-kappaB activation in mononuclear cells of young, lean healthy subjects


Comparison with ancestral diets suggests dense acellular carbohydrates promote an inflammatory microbiota, and may be the primary dietary cause of leptin resistance and obesity


Low to moderate sugar-sweetened beverage consumption impairs glucose and lipid metabolism and promotes inflammation in healthy young men: a randomized controlled trial


Intense Sweetness Surpasses Cocaine Reward 


Sugar alters brain chemistry after only 12 days


Do Diet Drinks Hinder Weight Loss and Contribute to Belly Fat?


How to Build Healthy Habits – NY Times


Stress-induced reliance on habitual behavior is moderated by cortisol reactivity


Effects of mindfulness meditation on serum cortisol of medical students


Intakes and sources of dietary sugars and their association with metabolic and inflammatory markers 


Here’s How Stress and Inflammation Are Linked


Quick-start guide to an anti‑inflammation diet


Lack of sleep: Can it make you sick?      


Allergy and the gastrointestinal system