Rest in peace, little mice, we hardly knew ye — but what we now know has us rethinking our entire "everything in moderation" outlook on life. If 25% extra sugar (refined sugar, not the natural fruits and veggies kind) causes these results in mice, what about our own sugar-coated intestines? Wayne Potts, the study's senior author, noted that what happened to the mice is super-relevant: "Our results provide evidence that added sugar consumed at concentrations currently considered safe exerts dramatic adverse impacts on mammalian health." Well, yikes.
According to Potts, as much as twenty-five percent of Americans might be consuming as much sugar as the mice in the study. Think you might be one of them? Though we don't know exactly what this level of sugar does to us, now seems like a good time to start cutting back, just in case. We wouldn't want those mice to have died in vain. (Huffington Post)