08 Feb '12, 3am

Can sugar really be toxic? Sadly, yes

Eating excessive amounts of processed sugar is leading to an epidemic in type 2 diabetes. Yet it is a condition that rarely interests the public. It has a slow, insidious progression that is interlinked with obesity, and as a result it is considered a largely self-inflicted condition. It is also not a killer in the dramatic and attention-grabbing way that other conditions such as cancer and infectious diseases can be. But according to a commentary in the journal Nature by researchers at the University of California, sugar poses such a health risk - contributing to around 35 million deaths globally each year - that it should now be considered a potentially toxic substance like alcohol and tobacco. Researchers recommend a tax on all foods and drinks that contain "added" sugar, banning sales in or near schools, as well as placing age limits on the sale of such products. The D...

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