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Published on Jan 31, 2012
[UPDATE: http://www.ucsf.edu/news/2014/11/1207... A growing body of science suggests that all this sugar isn’t just making us fat; it may also be making us sick. SugarScience is a science-driven educational initiative that aims to share the facts so people can make informed decisions for a healthy life.]
Robert H. Lustig, MD, and a team of UCSF researchers argue that sugar should be controlled like alcohol and tobacco to protect public health. In a new report, they maintain that sugar is fueling a global obesity pandemic, contributing to 35 million deaths annually worldwide from non-communicable diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer.