Why Is Sugar So Bad For Us?

Mar 4, 2013

Sugar cubes
Sugar: Public enemy number 1?
Credit Flickr Photo/Kaytee Riek

A new study shows a convincing link between sugar consumption and diabetes. It’s the latest in a line of research that shows processed sugar is bad for our health. We talk with one of the study's authors, Dr. Robert Lustig of the University of California San Francisco, and Dr. David Katz of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center.

Also this hour: Bloomberg Businessweek's Peter Coy explains how the sequester will impact the nation's economy in the coming months. Plus, a new film, "Girl Rising," highlights the power of education in transforming the lives of young girls around the world. Katy Sewall speaks with writer Loung Ung about the film.