Health: A Sugar-Free Halloween?

Who are these killjoys, arriving at the same time as the trick-or-treaters? Why, they're the anti-sugar brigade, warning that plain old table sugar and its gussied up first cousins--honey, molasses, cane sugar, corn syrup and maple syrup--are less than sweet to those who overindulge, and recommending that we stop eating sugar altogether. Two new books, New York Times best seller Dr. Gott's No Flour, No Sugar Diet and Sugar Shock! by Connie Bennett (out in December), caution that the U.S's love affair with sugar is a doomed relationship. (To add insult to injury, the authors also damn simple carbs such as bagels...

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