Sugar ‘As Unhealthy As Cigarettes And Drink’
Some of the more pertinent facts from this article are extremely chilling:
High calorie, sweetened food is indirectly responsible for 35 million annual deaths worldwide due to lifestyle-related conditions - diabetes, cancer, heart disease 
Damage to liver still not fully understood and western diet consumption levels lead to disruption of hormone signalling in our bodies. 
Scientists at the University of California postulate that the health hazards are similar to the effects of drinking too much alcohol - which is manufactured from the distillation of sugar. 
The main culprit is said to be fructose, a sugar molecule that is commonly added to processed food in sweetening agents such as high-fructose corn syrup.

Sugar ‘As Unhealthy As Cigarettes And Drink’

Some of the more pertinent facts from this article are extremely chilling:

  • High calorie, sweetened food is indirectly responsible for 35 million annual deaths worldwide due to lifestyle-related conditions - diabetes, cancer, heart disease
     
  • Damage to liver still not fully understood and western diet consumption levels lead to disruption of hormone signalling in our bodies.
     
  • Scientists at the University of California postulate that the health hazards are similar to the effects of drinking too much alcohol - which is manufactured from the distillation of sugar.
     
  • The main culprit is said to be fructose, a sugar molecule that is commonly added to processed food in sweetening agents such as high-fructose corn syrup.