02/17/2012

Should Sugar Be Regulated Like Alcohol?

Writing in the journal Nature, UCSF pediatrician Robert Lustig and colleagues suggest regulating sugar just like alcohol and tobacco — with taxes and age limits, for example — due to what they call the ‘toxic’ effects of too much sweet stuff. Education, they say, is not enough.

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Robert Lustig

Robert Lustig, M.D., is a professor of pediatrics at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, and the author of Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease.

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