This radio segment features Gary Taubes. He argues that although currently, "sugar is a ubiquitous part of our lives", it "should be treated like tobacco — there's no safe level." Gary says that sugar is the main killer behind our obesity crisis. Here is a link to his website that features his book.
Here's what some reviewers had to say about it:
"“A courageous and meticulous documentation of the health dangers of sugar. No one has hit the political and economic forces behind this ‘acceptable’ addiction as clearly and unflinchingly. The information in this book will, quite literally, save your life if you apply it.” —Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom"
“If you ever doubted that sugar is the root cause of our obesity, diabetes, and heart disease epidemic, then look no further than The Case Against Sugar. This deeply researched, well-reasoned exploration of the history and biology of sugar would convince any supreme court of nutrition that it is sugar, not fat, that should be indicted and limited. Doctors, scientists, policymakers, and concerned eaters would do well to heed Gary Taubes’s advice.” –Mark Hyman, M.D., author of The Blood Sugar Solution
“No one in this country has worked harder on or better understood the role of sugar in our diet than Gary Taubes. As a journalist, an investigator, a scientist, and an advocate, he is without peer. (Plus, he knows how to write.) The Case Against Sugar is not only a terrific history but a forward-thinking document that can help us think more intelligently about how (and how not) to eat.” —Mark Bittman.
Here is another CBC segment about the addictiveness of sugar and how it is like cocaine or alcohol to the brain that numbs us to emotional pain.