60 Minutes: Sugar Is Everywhere and It’s Killing You Dead

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Last night, Dr. Sanjay Gupta hit 60 Minutes to report on Dr. Robert Lustig (perhaps you’ve seen Dr. Lustig on YouTube?). As the Times told the world last year, Lustig and other researchers are increasingly saying that sugar is to blame for pretty much all of the country’s health woes: diabetes, heart disease, even cancer. And it’s not just high-fructose corn syrup that we’re talking about here — it’s any sugar you can think of, especially the processed, hyper-refined stuff. The 60 Minutes piece is sort of alarmist makes a compelling case against sweet stuff, but the solution that’s suggested — stop eating and drinking any and all sugar, essentially — seems unlikely to register with the Cola-loving masses.

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