From The New York Times Book Review: "Say your child petitioned for permission to smoke a pack of cigarettes a week, with the logic that a pack a week is better than a pack a day. No dice, right? Now substitute sugar for cigarettes. Comparing the dangers … may sound like false equivalence, but Gary Taubes's 'The Case Against Sugar' will persuade you otherwise. Here is a book on sugar that sugarcoats nothing. The stuff kills. Sugar is not only the root cause of today's diabetes and obesity epidemics (had these been infectious diseases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would have long ago declared an emergency), but also, according to Taubes, is probably related to heart disease, hypertension, many common cancers and Alzheimer's."