Sugar Under Fire For Causing Fat and Disease
Sugar, already known to cause excess fat is under attack again and with good reason. In this week’s edition of New York Times Magazine, Gary Taubes takes on sugar as a cause of obesity and a host of other diseases. He cites the work of Dr. Robert Lustig, specialist in pediatric hormone disorders and the leading expert on childhood obesity at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. During his 12 year study of childhood obesity, Dr. Lustig has come to view sugar as an “evil”, “toxic” “poison”.