Sugar is "Like Cigarettes and Alcohol, And Killing Us"
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The amount of sugar in a single can of pop. Image credit Lloyd Alter The New York Times Magazine cover article has the provocative title Is Sugar Toxic? which they have ever so kindly let loose outside their new pay wall. Author Gary Taubes has become convinced it isn't the dietary fat that is causing the explosion of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and hypertension, but the sugar. It is a thesis put forward by Robert Lustig of University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, who says "sugar should be thought of, like cigarettes and alcohol, as something that's killing us."... Read the full story on TreeHugger