Is sugar a killer food?

By Jennifer Bowden In Nutrition

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14th April, 2012
Question: A recent current-affairs show on TV had a segment on sugar-free diets. I’m a bit confused after watching this, as one expert said sugar was killing us and should be avoided, while another said sugar was fine in moderation. What do you think? Answer: According to a recent article in scientific journal Nature, sugar should be placed in the same category as alcohol and tobacco because of its deadly effects on our health. “Sugar is cheap, sugar tastes good and sugar sells, so companies have little incentive to change,” wrote Dr Robert ...

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