The high amount of sugar consumption in America is “toxic” and is ultimately killing us, according to one California doctor – and new research may support his theory, CBS News reported.
Dr. Robert Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist at the University of California, said he believes the main reason obese children get sick is due to the amount of sugar in their diet. According to Lustig, high sugar ingestion leads to obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension and even heart disease.
Research out of the University California-Davis is now backing up his claim. The study showed that excess consumption of high fructose corn syrup increases a type of artery-clogging cholesterol – which in turn increases the risk for heart disease.