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Drugs, Cigarettes, Alcohol… and Sugar?

By Dietdoctor @DietDoctor1

Here’s the seventh and last part of the great “Skinny on Obesity”-series, featuring dr Robert Lustig.

The case is made that sugar should be regulated by the government, using taxes and limiting the availability, inspired by the way we already regulate cigarettes or alcohol. I know that government regulation is a controversial subject, especially in the US. But I think dr Lustig makes a strong case for it. The obesity epidemic is already an emergency. Not acting decisively will likely have bad consequences for us all.

Unfortunately this will be a long struggle against the sugar and fast food industry, similar to the one against Big Tobacco. It may be even harder as there is even more money in food than in cigarettes. But the fight will have to be won. The alternative is just not acceptable.

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