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.
Doctors say marketing ploys to cut calories are ineffective, now industry must slowly lower sugar content of processed foods
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
Excess sugar in our diets is causing obesity and diabetes. Now is the time for tough legislation to regulate the food industry
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.
Could obesity, in some cases, result from an addiction, and if so, do we need to change the way we treat it?
It's addictive and toxic, like a drug, and we need to wean ourselves off it, says US doctor
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.
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.
Forty years after he first put them forward, John Yudkin’s warnings on sugar are finally being recognised.
Britain is second only to America for obesity. Relying on education alone has failed – now we must ban trans fats
Waistband feeling a bit tighter, or buttons straining after Christmas?
Sugar is as damaging and addictive as alcohol or tobacco and should be regulated, claim US health experts.
It might taste good, but sugar is addictive and fuelling the obesity epidemic, says Robert Lustig