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Sugar As Dangerous As Smoking, Warns Dutch Health Chief
2013-09-19 06:21:16

[ Watch the Video: Sugar As Addictive As Alcohol ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Sugar is “the most dangerous drug of our time,” and should carry smoking-style health warnings, the head of Amsterdam's health service recently warned. “Just like alcohol and tobacco, sugar is actually a drug,” wrote Paul van der Velpen in a column on the health agency’s website, adding that the substance is addictive and should be “tightly regulated.” “This...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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