Are we wrong to focus on sugar to try to tackle obesity?

This week’s story didn’t make a big impact. I spotted it on a left hand side page (p22) in one of the Saturday newspapers, occupying just a few column inches with no picture. The BBC covered the story a couple of days earlier. The headline of the story was a caution not to focus on sugar as a cause of obesity, because calories and fat mattered more.

The study was from Glasgow University, which ...


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