Is sugar really toxic? Experts weigh in. By Jennipher Walters
Most of us have experienced a sugar crash before. Some even try to break-up with sugar altogether, saying that avoiding the sweet stuff results in weight loss and better mood. Well, earlier this week, Dr. Robert Lustig took the sugar-is-bad-for-you argument to another level. The California-based endocrinologist told CBS News' "60 Minutes" that sugar is addictive, toxic, and it's killing us.
Although his lecture on the negative effects of sugar has been posted on YouTube since 2009, using the word "toxic" and "poisonous" caused quite a stir. So did Lustig's research, which he says shows that sugar causes heart disease, cancer, Type 2 diabetes, and obesity. Although Lustig was not able to comment directly for this piece due to travel, a quick survey of registered dietitians quickly showed that sugar is to be avoided. But how bad it is-and why it's so damaging to the body-varies slightly from expert to expert.
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