While I agree with the Sugar Association's Dr. Charles Baker in his recent blog that we should approach the obesity epidemic armed with knowledge, it appears the only thing the Sugar Association wants to do is exonerate its product and cast blame on other sweeteners.
Does it ever seem like you're hearing the same things about weight over and over? Witnessing the depressing cycle of failed public initiatives and fruitless personal efforts to trim our waistlines, who wouldn't wish for a more hopeful angle or some alternative facts on the old story?
Americans must address the question of who will foot the bill for rising medical costs. Even as we complain about mounting healthcare bills, we are reluctant to adopt healthier lifestyle habits to reduce costs.
We're fat and it's killing us. Yet every cloud has a silver lining. Experts suggest that the rising rate of obesity will translate into shorter life spans, thus keep the Social Security system solvent. Ha!