Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Most Dangerous Drug of our Time? Sugar, Says Dutch Health Chief

Sugary foods and drinks should come with a smoking-style health warning, according to a leading Dutch health expert.

Paul van der Velpen, head of Amsterdam's health service, said that sugar is ‘the most dangerous drug of our time’.

The health chief - from a city that has a famously liberal attitude to cannabis - added that sugar is a drug like alcohol and tobacco and that its use should be discouraged.

Sugary foods and drinks should come with a smoking-style health warning, according to a leading Dutch health expert 

Sugary foods and drinks should come with a smoking-style health warning, according to a leading Dutch health expert. They should also be taxed and regulated, he added

Writing on a public health website, he said that users should be made aware of the dangers.

He wrote: ‘This may seem exaggerated and far-fetched, but sugar is the most dangerous drug of this time and is easy to obtain.’ 

Paul van der Velpen, head of Amsterdam's health service, said that sugar is 'the most dangerous drug of our time'

He added: ‘Just as with smoking labels, soft drinks and sweet products should come with the warning that sugar is addictive and bad for the health.’

For the rest of the story: http://www.realfarmacy.com/the-most-dangerous-drug-of-our-time-sugar-says-dutch-health-chief/

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