First meat and cancer.. Hot dogs and human DNA.. And. Now the sacred cow and holy grail of Halloween buckets across the world: Sugary candy..
But proving that the rise of the chronic diseases was actually linked to higher sugar consumption is a challenge. Dr. Robert Lustig, from the department of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, who has made a name for himself publishing books and research addressing the question of sugar’s effects on the body, wanted clearer answers. Now, in a paper published Tuesday, he and his colleagues believe they have come up with the definitive evidence that sugar, as Lustig says, “is toxic.”
Of course this isn’t the first time sugar has made the don’t eat list.. Katie Couric gave us a sugar free challenge a year ago.
But this week the war on food, or at least food-lite, is evident..