Sugar Causing Concerns for Authorities, Claimed to be Toxic in Nature

Sugar Causing Concerns for Authorities, Claimed to be Toxic in Nature

The scientists of California University have asked the authorities concerned to call control over the trade of sugar as it has been found to be toxic. According to the scientists, sugar poses health risks similar to that of alcohol and tobacco.

On February 1, an article titled "The Toxic Truth About Sugar" was published in the journal Nature. In the article, Robert Lustig, Laura Schmidt and Claire Brindis argued that considering sugar as empty calories would be wrong. They said, "There is nothing empty about these calories. A growing body of scientific evidence is showing that fructose can trigger processes that lead to liver toxicity and a host of other chronic diseases. A little is not a problem, but a lot kills - slowly".

It is yet to notice as to how America would react to the findings. It is estimated that an adult in America consumes 22 spoons of sugar in just one day. However, teens are at worse as they consume 34 spoons of sugar every day.

Therefore, it is being urged that heavy taxes over sugar should be levied which would reduce the consumption of sugar. Moreover, the sales of sugar should be controlled for the teens under the age of 17.

It is estimated that 17% of the US children are obese and sugar is putting them at worse health conditions. Obesity is the only cause which has led to 35 million deaths all over the world due to noninfectious diseases.

Often people tend to neglect obesity but one should not forget that obesity can trigger diseases like diabetes, heart diseases and cancer, which could ultimately lead to death of the patient. It is necessary to take immediate steps to curb the growing problem of obesity so that healthy life of people could be ensured.

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