For 40 years, the priority of the sugar industry has been to cast doubt on studies suggesting sugar can make you ill and obese. Meanwhile, according to some estimates the US health system spends about $150 billion a year on sugar-related diseases.
To protect business, the industry has bought scientists and hired powerful lobbyists to ensure sugar would not be subject to legislative restriction.
Since 1970, obesity rates in the United States have more than doubled and diabetes has tripled. In order to make any appreciable dent in the current trend, severe sugar and fructose restriction is an absolute must.
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