More Fiber Equals Less Weight 
Most Americans don’t get much more than half of the fiber they should. An interesting statistical revelation is that as fiber consumption goes up, obesity goes down. The Atlantic has the story: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/01/just-eat-more-fiber/550082/

Your Brain on Sugar 
Sugar’s effects on the brain involve many structures and a variety of processes, resulting in altered perception and cognition. The story isn’t pretty, but it is, ahem, food for thought. The Age explains: http://www.theage.com.au/interactive/2017/what-sugar-does-to-your-brain/

Sugar Additive Helps Create Superbugs 
The rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria has been linked to trehalose, a sugar commonly added to prepared foods. Trehalose use has grown dramatically, since a cheap process for making it appeared at the turn of the century. A concomitant rise in drug-resistant bacteria appears to be the consequence. The Los Angeles Times reports: http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-sugar-c-diff-20180103-story.html