For the past few years, there has been a case building against added sugar. In 2009, California physician Dr. Robert Lustig made his famous presentation, “Sugar: The Bitter Truth,” calling the white stuff a toxin and a poison. He received a lot of criticism, but more researchers are co-signing on his ideas.

They’re connecting sugar to inflammation, the obesity epidemic, type 2 diabetes and other chronic illnesses.

A recent study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association’s Internal Medicine, said there is a “significant relationship between added sugar consumption and increased risk for cardiovascular disease mortality.”

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