Public health: The toxic truth about sugar

  title={Public health: The toxic truth about sugar},
  author={Robert H Lustig and Laura A Schmidt and Claire D. Brindis},
Added sweeteners pose dangers to health that justify controlling them like alcohol, argue Robert H. Lustig, Laura A. Schmidt and Claire D. Brindis. 
>Fructose: Where Does the Truth Lie?
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The Lustig et al. argument that sugar is “toxic” and as such should be regulated like alcohol or tobacco [1], and their arguments focus on sugar’s role in inflammation and obesity.
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Public health policies to eliminate or limit fructose in the diet should be considered premature and efforts should be made to promote a healthy lifestyle that includes physical activity and nutritious foods while avoiding intake of excess calories until solid evidence to support action against fructose is available.


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  • 2010
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N. Nutrition
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