I just finished reading Gary Taubes’ latest book: The Case Against Sugar, Kindle Edition. December 2016, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. 

AUTHOR’S NOTE The purpose of this book is to present the case against sugar— both sucrose and high-fructose corn syrup— as the principal cause of the chronic diseases that are most likely to kill us, or at least accelerate our demise, in the twenty-first century. Its goal is to explain why these sugars are the most likely suspects, and how we arrived at the current situation: a third of all adults are obese, two-thirds overweight, almost one in seven is diabetic, and one in four to five will die of cancer; yet the prime suspects for the dietary trigger of these conditions have been, until the last decade, treated as little worse than a source of harmless pleasure.

If this were a criminal case, The Case Against Sugar would be the argument for the prosecution. (Kindle Location 70-77)

This is not an easy read, but well worth the effort. He slowly but surely traces the history of sugar in our society and how it was and is intertwined with politics and industry.

He ties together various metabolic diseases and lays their genesis and growth on the door step of Sugar. He does not hide the fact that much of this can not be definitely proven.

The maneuverings of Big Business can not be emphasized too much. The Sugar Industry – like the Cigarette industry created a Big Lie and repeats it often enough for us to believe it is true.

You may wish to read a more professional NY Times Book Review entitled What Not to Eat: ‘The Case Against Sugar’ By Dan Barber, January 2, 2017

I am a big fan of Gary Taubes. It was his July 7, 2002, NY Times Magazine Cover article: What if It’s All Been a Big Fat Lie? republished in the November 2007 edition of Men’s Health Magazine that started me on this journey. 

Thank you Gary and thank you Men’s Health.