Sugar Follow-up

Thanks to all who have taken part in Assignment 2. Last Sunday, 60 Minutes on CBS aired a new piece on Robert Lustig’s war on sugar with additional experts who talk about the problems with excessive sugar in the diet. Check it out at the CBS site. Remember, carbohydrates are necessary for cells to function. The message of moderation and reduction in added sugars to processed foods does not equate to complete starvation. The segment focuses on multiple diseases:

  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Heart Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Cancer

Keep in mind the obviousness of obesity and diabetes in the context of excessive carbohydrate consumption. But also look at the effects of simple carbohydrates in contributing to cancer, hypertension and heart disease.

Dr. Gupta is interviewed in a short segment about how people need to learn to be more concious about their consumption habits. What are your thoughts?

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