Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sweet Heart

by Dick Mac

My Internet home page is my.yahoo.com, and some news stories, sports scores, and a link to my email are in the forefront. This morning I clicked on a news story about American sugar consumption and the danger of excessive sugar consumption. The article discusses new information released by the American Heart Association.

Americans consume more sugar than ever, and suffer from obesity at a greater rate than others on the planet.

It's an important discussion that really can't take place in the national media, because the sugar sellers sponsor so many of the media, and media do not want to offend their sponsors.

A serious dialog about sugar in its many forms just can't take place.

What happened this morning did not shock me, but I sighed.

I clicked on a link to read an article about the dangers of sugar consumption, and the sponsor of the article was "Snickers." Now, I love Snickers bars and eat too many of them (12 or more a year), but am I the only one who sees the absurdity of Snickers sponsoring an article about sugar consumption?

Heart group: Cut back — way back — on extra sugar

Carbohydrates and Sugars, at the American Heart Association site

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