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Sugar Does More than Cause Weight Gain

The dangers of too much sugar in our diets

Doctor Robert Lustig was one of the first–and one of the most compelling–voices to decry the dangers of too much sugar in our diets (check “Pushing hidden sugar out of the closet and into the light“). A respected pediatric endocrinologist, Lustig tells us that sugar’s metabolic effects go far beyond mere weight gain.

In this video interview with CrossFit founder Rory McKiernan, Dr. Lustig outlines the detrimental health effects of sugar and calls for a new approach to its use and consumption. Sugar, he says, is a toxic and addictive substance, and we need to recognize that in our public education and policies.

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