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Saint Luke's Researcher Warns Of Health Risks Associated With Sugar

KCUR-FM, Central Standard
By Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Sylvia Maria Gross

Sugar consumption can now be linked to a number of health complications, including cardiovascular problems. James DiNicolantonio, a researcher whose New York Times op-ed about sugar has gone viral, says he still allows himself one "hit" of added sugar a day. If that language hints at drug references, that's not as far-fetched as it sounds. DiNicolantonio says studies show that lab rats prefer sugar to cocaine. 

James DiNicolantonio, cardiovascular research specialist, Saint Luke's Mid-America Heart Institute.

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