This was a great 60 Minute piece that ran a couple of weeks ago. It is very short and worth a few minutes of your time. Every parent should watch this!
Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on new research showing that beyond weight gain, sugar can take a serious toll on your health, worsening conditions ranging from heart disease to cancer.
Here is a Overtime follow-up video with an interview with Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Also worth a minute of your time.
We at Overtime couldn’t believe our ears when we heard this report. We knew sugar was bad, but a “toxin”? We give our kids that stuff!
We weren’t quite sure how to apply the new science in the 60 Minutes report to the challenges of everyday family life, so we sat down with Dr. Sanjay Gupta for some practical advice. Both a doctor and a father of three, Dr. Gupta offers his take on how a typical American family should think about the sugar in their diet.
I am so happy this information is getting out into mainstream media. Here is a blog post called, sugar – making us sick? . I wrote this a year ago exactly. The funny thing is, the 60 Minute piece above has the same name as a New York Times article, which also ran exactly a year ago. The New York Times article was written by Gary Taubes. Here is a link to the New York Times Taube’s article – Is Sugar Toxic?
This is important stuff to be aware of, specially if you have kids!