Health and science writer Gary Taubes returns to Healthwatch to continue his conversation with host Dr. David Naimon. Listen to part one here where Taubes discusses why sugar is more dangerous than tobacco, how the differences between glucose and fructose create different health effects in the body, and why the idea that obesity results from eating too much and not exercising enough is not born out by the science. In Part Two Taubes discusses how the effects of sugar consumption are passed down through generations, and why, because of this, removing sugar alone might not be enough. He also discusses the diseases beyond diabetes and cardiovascular disease (e.g. Alzheimer's and cancer) in relationship to sugar consumption, the sorry state of nutritional science. and what Taubes is trying to do to help remedy this.
His other book!
I just finished reading his other book, Why We Get Fat. I am now changing my eating habits!