I saw this video mentioned on Mike Eades’ blog and gave it a look. It’s a 90-minute lecture that’s heavy on biochemistry in some parts, but worth the effort. In a nutshell, the doctor making the presentation explains how consuming fructose — which makes up about half of both sugar and HFCS — produces most of the same biochemical effects as drinking alcohol, minus the buzz. The takeaway: if you wouldn’t serve your kid a beer, don’t serve him a soda either.
He also gives a nice wrap-up of what’s wrong with the Lipid Hypothesis and the current advice to eat high-carb and low-fat. Enjoy.