Sugar: the public health crisis that won’t go away

Posted on April 22, 2012

Evidence is mounting on the dangers of sugar consumption, linking the sweet stuff beyond obesity to heart disease and cancer. The catch: Our fate can be prevented if we seriously cut back on sugar. Is America headed toward a great political sugar debate?

Like any dependable public health crisis, the sugar debate is making its yearly rounds. On April 1, the TV show 60 Minutes devoted a segment to resurrecting the question that makes the sugar industry nervous: Is sugar toxic? Just one year ago, The New York Times published an article of the same name.


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