This is all to say that sugar does more damage than through calories alone. However, some experts have cast doubt on the study's findings, saying the dramatic improvements in the patients' health the researchers observed were likely due to weight loss from the change in their diets. Additionally, some say the study was too small and lacked control by allowing the children to self-report their previous, or usual, food intake, per the TIME report.
But still, we all know deep down that those glorious fistfuls of chocolate-covered bacon aren't going to make us live forever. Well, maybe unless you're this Brooklyn woman.
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