A new CBS 60 Minutes Segment with Sanjay Gupta again looks at the role of sugar in many illnesses from from cancer to diabetes to obesity.
New recommendations for _maximum_ sugar consumption is 150 calories sugar a day for men, and 100 calories sugar a day for women. That works out to about 37 grams of sugar a day for men, and 25 grams of sugar a day for women. For reference, Again, that’s the _maximum_ recommended intake by Dr. Robert Lustig. For Reference, a single 12-oz can of Coke Classic contains 39 grams of sugar, more than the recommended DAILY intake of sugar for either gender. Dr. Sanjay Gupta makes special note that, “Every researcher we talk to is completely eliminating sugar from their diet.”
In short, more and more medical professionals are coming to understand that sugar is essentially a toxin in the amounts we consume it in.
There’s no option to embed the video, but you can watch it by clicking the Watch the Segment link half way down this page.
Note, his is mostly a re-cut version of the 60 Minutes segment that aired earlier this year. Still, it’s a well-produced segment and probably one we’re all well-served to watch again.
- Is sugar toxic? March, 2012 60 Minutes