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Special report: Sugar - the bitter truth?

Date: 02/03/2014

For four decades we’ve been led to believe that fat is the ultimate food enemy, but we’ve been fed a lie: the real danger is sweet, addictive – and found in almost everything we eat.


9 Jan 2014 - The Guardian - Obesity experts campaign to cut sugar in food by up to 30%

Date: 09/01/2014

Doctors say marketing ploys to cut calories are ineffective, now industry must slowly lower sugar content of processed foods


4 Aug 2013 - The Observer Magazine - The demon drink: war on sugar

Date: 04/08/2013

Our addiction to sugar is linked to obesity, cancer and heart disease – and soft drinks are among the worst offenders. Alex Renton reports on the new health war, and reveals why some fruit juices may be as bad for you as cans of fizz


4 Aug 2013 - The Observer - Isn't it time we got to grips with Big Sugar

Date: 04/08/2013

Excess sugar in our diets is causing obesity and diabetes. Now is the time for tough legislation to regulate the food industry


26 May 2013 - BBC Radio 4's The Food Programme - Sugar: Pure, White and Deadly?

Date: 26/05/2013

Sheila Dillon finds out why the debate about the role of sugar in our lives is hotting up. Recent books and news stories have re-awoken a forty year debate about what makes us fat.


30 Apr 2013 - BBC Radio 4 - Constant Cravings: Does Food Addiction Exist?

Date: 01/05/2013

Could obesity, in some cases, result from an addiction, and if so, do we need to change the way we treat it?


20 March 2013 - The Guardian - Sugar, not fat, exposed as deadly villain in obesity epidemic

Date: 20/03/2013

It's addictive and toxic, like a drug, and we need to wean ourselves off it, says US doctor




28 Feb 2013 - UCSF - Sugar Directly Linked to Diabetes Worldwide

Date: 24/02/2013

Does eating too much sugar cause diabetes? For years, scientists have said “not exactly.” The prevailing theory suggests that eating too much of any food, including sugar, can cause you to gain weight; and it’s the resulting obesity that predisposes people to diabetes. But now the results of a large new epidemiological study suggest sugar may also have a direct, independent link to diabetes.



20 Jan 2013 - BBC News - How addictive is sugar?

Date: 20/01/2013

Prime Minster David Cameron revealed this week in the House of Commons that he has trouble stopping his three children from over-indulging on sugary, fizzy drinks.


BMJ - Sugar and the Heart - Old Ideas Revisited

Date: 16/01/2013

Forty years after he first put them forward, John Yudkin’s warnings on sugar are finally being recognised.



4 Jan 2013 - The Times - Fat and sugar are just as deadly as cigarettes

Date: 03/01/2013

Britain is second only to America for obesity. Relying on education alone has failed – now we must ban trans fats


31 Dec 2012 - Daily Mail - The real reason you eat too much: New theory could revolutionise the way we lose weight

Date: 31/12/2012

Waistband feeling a bit tighter, or buttons straining after Christmas?


2 Feb 2012 - BBC News - Sugar tax needed, say US experts

Date: 02/02/2012

Sugar is as damaging and addictive as alcohol or tobacco and should be regulated, claim US health experts.


28 Sept 2011 - New Scientist - Obesity expert: Sugar is toxic and should be regulated

Date: 28/09/2011

It might taste good, but sugar is addictive and fuelling the obesity epidemic, says Robert Lustig