Sugar is as bad for you as alcohol and tobacco

Sugar is as bad for you as alcohol and tobacco
Sugar is as bad for you as alcohol and tobacco

not-so-sugary piece printed in the highly-respected medical journal Nature suggests that sugar’s toxic effects on the body are comparable to those posed by alcohol and tobacco.

It goes on to recommend that sweeteners should be similarly regulated by taxes, age minimums on purchases, and curbing sales during school hours.

Author’s Robert Lustig’s bottomline argument: It’s not only sugar’s many calories that pose a risk, but also the association between our over-the-top sweet tooth and life-threatening conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity and cancer.

Should sugary foods be controlled by law?