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Dr. Sanjay Gupta embarrasses ’60 Minutes’ in attempt to protect high-fructose corn syrup

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“Is Sugar Toxic” was the question Dr. Sanjay Gupta put to us on “60 Minutes.” Gupta is a doctor, and so the show had him do the segment, but the science and presentation behind the segment left a lot of unanswered questions.

Gupta had very little skepticism for the controversial theory that sugar is toxic, and ignores the idea that high-fructose corn syrup could be the source of said toxicity.

We do get to hear about a significant study on the dangers of high-fructose corn syrup. But more often that not, Gupta paints a picture where HFCS and sugar are the same, yet in the end, sugar only is blamed even though high-fructose corn syrup is still the prevalent sweetener in processed foods.

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