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Sugar Branded as “Most Addictive Drug” by Dutch Expert

by Kathy Jones on September 19, 2013 at 8:51 PM
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 Sugar Branded as “Most Addictive Drug” by Dutch Expert

A leading health expert in The Netherlands has warned that sugar is the most addictive 'drug', as dangerous as tobacco and alcohol, and said that sugary products should display smoking style warnings.

Paul van der Velpen, who is the head of Amsterdam's health service, used a public health website to air his views on sugar, stating that as it is easily available for the public, more and more people and becoming overweight and thus increasing healthcare costs after developing health conditions associated with obesity.

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He added that while rising obesity rates could be tackled by encouraging people to exercise, changing their diets was a more effective option.

"This may seem exaggerated and far-fetched, but sugar is the most dangerous drug of this time and is easy to obtain. Just as with smoking labels, soft drinks and sweet products should come with the warning that sugar is addictive and bad for the health", van der Velpen wrote.



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