Commentary: Excess sugar should be regulated

02/2/2012 | WebMD

Sugar is addictive, and Americans consume so much that the government needs to regulate it, Dr. Robert Lustig of the University of California, San Francisco, wrote in a commentary in the journal Nature. The Sugar Association responded that studies show sugar is not a causative factor in disease, but nutrition expert Marion Nestle says it can be difficult to balance calories when eating a lot of sugar, and for some people it makes up half of their daily calories.

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