Sugar: Delicious and Deadly?

Friday, April 15, 2011

Is sugar toxic? A 90 minute YouTube video of pediatrics professor Robert Lustig trying to answer the question has counted 800,000 hits. The New York Times has an interesting piece in the magazine section that explains why sugar is on the minds of so many Americans. Marion Nestle is a professor of nutrition at New York University and the author of "What to Eat" and Barry Popkin is the distinguished professor of global nutrition at the University of North Carolina school of public health. Together they explain why sugar is a major public health risk, and what we should do to control it.


Marion Nestle and Barry Popkin

Produced by:

Hsi-Chang Lin

Comments [4]

Margaret from Manhattan

(4/15) Sensible sugar suggestions: I limit most fruit juice servings to 2-3 ounces ea. Seltzer with dashes of real juice, and/or crushed fruit, maybe honey/molasses, no high fructose corn syrup soda. Morning coffe has sugar, afternoon tea has fruit juice. Coffee with only milk accompanied by raisins/craisins. Ice cream only to fight oncoming cold...if you need more calcium, eat your dark leafy greens. Eat fruit with toast, not jelly on. Use a smaller, fountain/
iced tea/baby/cooking measuring spoon for table sugar.

Apr. 21 2011 05:12 PM

Wow that spirit happy diet person has been spamming the same thing on all the articles about this under different names.

Apr. 17 2011 02:00 AM
AmyLynn from LONDON UK

Sugar is not bad at all

The Anti Obesity drug makers and diabetes drug makers take in 10 billion$$$$ every year with no cure!!

Food Chemicals are the cause of the diabetes and obesity crisis

The FDA and Drug makers know this and are laughing to the Billionaire$$$ bank

The food chemicals break the gut(insulin) and this is the cause of the diabetes and obesity crisis

A filmmaker has been reversing diabetes and Obesity in now 10 countries and the drug makers do not promote the story


or just google SPIRIT HAPPY DIET

Apr. 16 2011 09:07 AM
Peg from Upstate

Sugar is a refined drug like herion. We start addicting our kids from infancy.

Apr. 15 2011 07:16 AM

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