domingo, 12 de julio de 2015

Extensive listening: Is sugar toxic

A couple of years ago CBS 60 Minutes aired Is Sugar Toxic, on the negative effects that this key element of our daily diet might be having on us.

This is the way reporter Sanjay Gupta introduced the segment.

"The chances are good that sugar is a bigger part of your daily diet than you may realize which is why our story tonight is so important. New research coming out of some of America's most respected institutions is starting to find that sugar, the way many people are eating it today, is a toxin and could be a driving force behind some of this country's leading killers, including heart disease.
As a result of these findings, an anti-sugar campaign has sprung up, led by Dr. Robert Lustig, a California endocrinologist, who believes the consumption of added sugars has plunged America into a public health crisis."

To watch the segment, click on the link here or the picture below.
You can read a full transcript of the segment here.