Friday, April 6, 2012

60 MINUTES: Brand New Research Shows Sugar is Toxic

I don't know what I am more excited about: the 60 Minutes interviews, the doctors doing research on sugar & the body, or the funny response to the interviews on the Sugar Association website.

Watch this segment of 60 Minutes where doctors reveal new studies that show sugar can wreak havoc on your health. Heart disease, cancer, obesity and Type II diabetes are some of the health issues discussed.

"Dr. Robert Lustig is a pediatric endocrinologist at the University of California, San Francisco and a pioneer in what is becoming a war against sugar. Motivated by his own patients -- too many sick and obese children - Dr. Lustig has concluded that sugar, more than any other substance, is to blame."

60 Minutes host, Dr. Gupta, interviewed someone from the Sugar Association, as well: 
"Dr. Sanjay Gupta: You know, a lot of people, Jim, are saying that sugar is different. That it is bad for your heart and is causing a lot of the problems we're talking about. It is addictive and in some cases might even fuel cancers. What would you - I mean you've looked at this. You must have looked at some of these studies. What do you say about that?
Jim Simon: The science is not completely clear here."

For a most fun read on the Sugar Association website, read the article: Sugar Association Responds to 60 Minutes: Unfounded Accusations Mislead Consumers where they state, "Every major review of the full body of scientific evidence has concluded that sugar intake is not linked to any lifestyle disease." 

Wow! I am so excited that the Sugar Association, with no interest in sugar whatsoever, made this statement. Yay. Now I can eat sugar because they say it is not linked to any lifestyle disease! Gimme a break.

Need I go over the last 4+ years of my life where I account for my own personal dis-ease caused by sugar? I want to be livid at the Sugar Association's response, but what can we expect them to say? They have to say something. Sugar=money. 

Let's end on the positive note that sugar studies are being done. That finally medical professionals are saying what I've been feeling all along, Sugar is Bad!


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