It’s the Sugar, Folks, Mark Bittman, New York Times, 27 February, 2013
Sugar is not toxic.
One of the comments under his article:
This article is a gross distortion of nutritional and biochemical facts, that neglects the fundamental importance of sugars to the metabolism of life on this planet. The opening line (“Sugar is indeed toxic.”) is distorted and inane. Sugars are not toxic, as evidenced by our evolution of taste buds that respond so positively to them. Sugars are a dense source of energy, which is why our metabolic systems cherish them. Let’s leave such excessive, unsubstantiated commentary to The Onion or Mad Magazine, and just apply common sense to our diets.
Phillip E. Klebba, Ph. D.
Head of Biochemistry
Kansas State University
Klebba is right. Sugar is not toxic.