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High Noon: Sugar Bad For Health, Too

If you watched “60 Minutes” Sunday night, then you know that sugar has joined the ranks of red meat, coffee, cigarettes and other foods that should be shunned like adulterers in an Amish village. New Food Police studies have found that sugary snacks and drinks share similar health risks with alcoholic beverages like Jim Beam and some of the stronger aftershave lotions. In discussing these findings, noted San Francisco busybodyologist Dr. Robert Lustig said he would like to see kids being carded when they try to buy Cokes. Once busted, a sugar delinquent would have to attend 12-Step “Sucrose Anonymous” meetings … SPEAKER – “My name is Harry, and it’s 10 days since my last Twix bar.” CROWD – “Hello, Harry!”/Doug Clark, SR. More here.

Question: How much of a sweet tooth do you have?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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