Just as kids in Nebraska are getting ready to enjoy a night of trick or treating, a medical expert sends a warning on the dangers of consuming too much sugar. Dr. Gerald Edelman is an oncologist and says on the molecular level sugar damages our cells.
Dr. Edelman says sugar decreases DNA links the same as smoking. That contributes to wrinkles, cardiovascular problems and cancer predisposition. He says Millennials will be the first generation that will not live as long as generations before due to their high sugar consumption and sedentary lifestyle.
Dr. Edelman says sugar substitutes do not have the same effect on the body as sugar. He says watch out for foods labeled light, low fat or low calorie as it typically packed with sugar. His rule is food should have no more than 2 to 3 grams of sugar per serving. That is about half a sugar cube.