Sugar opponents see danger; others are sweeter on subject

04/16/2012 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Dr. Robert Lustig, professor of clinical pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, is considered a leader in the anti-sugar movement, saying sugar is "toxic." But Joanne Slavin, professor of nutrition at the University of Minnesota, said the claim against sugar is alarmist. "Sugar isn't a poison -- diet is more complicated than any one single villain," Slavin said.

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