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No I -- no sweets.
That's what some scientists say they want to hear to hear the next time you try to buy candy.
In a controversial article out today that may be an understatement researchers claim shoulder.
Is just as dangerous as alcohol and cigarettes.
They probably said that so we've reported here.
Anyway they say suites should be regulated in the same way by your government.
The researchers -- sugar is not just making -- -- they say it's also causing serious damage to our bodies.
In fact they claim sugar contributes to some get this 35.
Million deaths each year around the world.
Six million die of smoking according -- World Health Organization.
Trace Gallagher has the news he's live -- our West Coast newsroom why they -- sugar.
And they are -- not a -- -- researchers from the university of severance Cisco at California San Francisco and they're saying that sugar actually changes your metabolism raises your blood pressure.
And destroys your liver and they say that sugar targets the same party your brain as alcohol.
So that you want more and more of that and they believe it should be regulated like alcohol which means special taxes.
-- licensing rules and raising the drinking age of soda to seventeen they would like these changes done gradually most.
What works is she -- told.
Ways of shaping the availability of the substance.
So that everywhere you go isn't the only choice.
Yet they say that a lot of people still believe that sugar is nothing but empty calories when they say really it's filled with a lot of bad stuff -- the sugar industry must be love in this.
You know the sugar association and yes there is a sugar association says they've -- look obesity is a problem but sugar is far from the only cousin they -- this study is based on junk science saying.
And I'm quoting here we consider it irresponsible when health professionals use their platforms to instill fear by using words like diabetes cancer and even death.
Without so much is one disclaimer about the fact that incomplete science being referenced is inconclusive at best doctor Marc Siegel says the problem.
Will not be solved by government.
It's got to start from the very beginning where.
Understand that kids have got to exercise they've got to stay away from the tube from the TV to.
And that and they got to stay away from soda pop and it's what the parent is putting in the refrigerator in the freezer that matters the most.
So bottom line is everybody agrees that we're getting fatter they just don't agree on why we're getting -- -- Trace Gallagher in Los Angeles meanwhile your -- --
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