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The politics of obesity demand that we revisit campaign contribution laws and advocate for a government agencyindependent of industrywith clear responsibility for matters pertaining to food, nutrition, and health.—Marion Nestle, professor and chair of the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, in "The Ironic Politics of Obesity," Science, vol. 299, no. 781, February 7, 2003

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Is Sugar the New Tobacco?

The WHO named sugar as the principal culprit in the current epidemic of obesity and such obesity-related diseases as diabetes and cardiovascular heart disease. One controversial element of the WHO plan to combat obesity is a recommendation that sugar intake be limited to just 10 percent of total daily caloric consumption. U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy...

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