War on Sugar – Freakonomics

Anyone that knows me, knows I am a podcast junkie. One of the podcasts I listen to on a regular basis is Freakonomics Radio.

One of their recent episodes on sugar had an interesting interchange between Steven Dubner and an MD with the FDA.  He asked he a few pointed question about the stance of the FDA on sugar and I almost choked on the response.

“I’m not going to answer your question because my attorneys aren’t present”

 

Why can a medical advisor for the FDA not answer a medical related question with out an attorney if this is not simply a political game being played with the publics health.

One step closer to recognizing sugar as the main cause of our populations health decline.

I recommend you listen for yourself.

There’s A War On Sugar. Is It Justified?

2 Replies to “War on Sugar – Freakonomics”

  1. Also, more precisely, high fructose corn syrup. Obesity rates started accelerating in the 80’s after the introduction of HFCS and the replacement of sugar with HFCS. Both, however, are important factors in inflammation.

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