ny times article: is sugar toxic?

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This is a really fascinating article that should be read with an open mind and with the understanding that the amount of sugar we currently consume is remarkably higher that in past generations. Remember the old adage, “Everything in moderation”? I would say “extreme moderation” in this instance.

Is Sugar Toxic?

By GARY TAUBES
Published: April 13, 2011

New York Times

On May 26, 2009, Robert Lustig gave a lecture called “Sugar: The Bitter Truth,” which was posted on YouTube the following July. Since then, it has been viewed well over 800,000 times, gaining new viewers at a rate of about 50,000 per month, fairly remarkable numbers for a 90-minute discussion of the nuances of fructose biochemistry and human physiology.

Lustig is a specialist on pediatric hormone disorders and the leading expert in childhood obesity at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, which is one of the best medical schools in the country. He published his first paper on childhood obesity a dozen years ago, and he has been treating patients and doing research on the disorder ever since.

…for more, here’s the complete article.


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