Dr Oz: Robert Lustig Toxic Sugar Lecture
Dr Sanjay Gupta reported that professor Robert Lustig at the University of California San Francisco gave a lecture that has now been viewed nearly three million times online. His main message in the lecture: sugar is toxic, at least in the amounts that Americans tend to consume it. The average American consumes 130 pounds of sugar in one year, which includes sugar as we know it, as well as high fructose corn syrup. Lustig argues that which type you’re consuming, for most people, makes no difference.
The sugar and corn growers both argue that sugar, just like anything else, is fine in moderation.