These findings support the arguments put forward by obesity expert Robert Lustig
, whose new book 'Fat Chance - the Bitter Truth About Sugar' builds on the seminal work of John Yudkin, as summarised in his classic book of 40 years ago 'Pure, White and Deadly'
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Robert Lustig, professor of paediatrics at the University of California, is well-known for his research into the effects of dietary sugar.
believes that sugar is addictive.
In a recent interview he
said: "There are five tastes on your tongue: sweet, salty, sour, bitter and umami.
"Sugar covers up the other four, so you can't taste the negative aspects of foods.
You can make dog poop taste good with enough sugar."
goes on to say that table sugar, which is a mixture of glucose and fructose, is identical to high fructose corn syrup - which he
describes as a "chronic toxin".
Dr Alex Richardson, senior research fellow at the University of Oxford and founder director of the UK charity Food and Behaviour Research, agrees with Lustig and says that there is far too much sugar and empty carbohydrates in children's diets.
Major expert committees have considered the evidence in regards to sugars and all of the diseases addressed by Lustig
, and all have concluded that there is no evidence of any harm attributed to current sugar consumption levels."