Is Sugar, The Way It’s Consumed By Americans, Toxic?

(CBS News) – If you are what you eat, then what does it mean that the average American consumes 130 pounds of sugar a year? Sanjay Gupta reports on new research showing that beyond weight gain, sugar can take a serious toll on your health, worsening conditions ranging from heart disease to cancer. Some physicians go so far as to call sugar a toxin.

The chances are good that sugar is a bigger part of your daily diet than you may realize which is why this story is so important. New research coming out of some of America’s most respected institutions is starting to find that sugar, the way many people are eating it today, is a toxin and could be a driving force behind some of this country’s leading killers, including heart disease.

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  1. TheNiteNurse says:

    This 60 minutes story was a eye opening news piece. Essentially it said sugar not just fatty foods is the biggest reason for the major health problems we have. In the 1970s we told everyone to cut down on fats but everyone still suffered from heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and cancer. In fact the rates went up! Food companies cut down on the fats but increased the amount of sugar (like corn syrup) in the foods we consume. I recommend reading or viewing the 60 minutes piece it will change how you eat forever!

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