Tiny Matters

Sugar: The addiction debate and an ancient mutation that’s killing us today

We humans eat a heck of a lot of sugar. So, how do our bodies process it? And why is eating so much of it so bad? In this episode, we tackle those questions, plus the ‘is sugar addictive?’ debate, and talk about how a DNA mutation that helped our ancestors survive millions of years ago is making life in today’s sugar-saturated world all the more dangerous.  Links to our 60-second science show & tell stories: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/25/science/cannibal-trilobites.html  https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-propose-that-the-t-rex-was-actually-three-different-species-180979663/

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