The more we learn about sugar and how it affects the human body, the more it looks like "The Simpsons" was, once again, way ahead of its time.
In a 1994 episode, Homer comes into possession of a mountain of sugar when a truck overturns. Naturally, our hero is transformed into a paranoid, power-hungry Scarface of Sweets—at least in his own mind.
"In America," Homer pontificated, "first you get the sugar, then you get the power, then you get the women."
As silly as the episode is, the notion of sugar as an addictive substance much like cocaine—one with dire physical and psychological consequences for those who abuse it—isn't far off from what studies demonstrate today, at least when it comes to one condition.
Some 14 million men have been diagnosed with diabetes in the United States, along with an estimated 3.9 million who are undiagnosed, according to the 2020 National Diabetes Statistics Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. What's worse, about 37.4 percent of U.S. adult men have prediabetes.
For men battling