Robert Lustig The Toxic Truth About Sugar Analysis

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Introduction Robert H. Lustig’s article “The toxic truth about sugar” centers around the author attempting to prove the truth in the title. The negative health effects of today’s sugar consumption can no longer be ignored he argues. It's time to act against sugar like we've acted against tobacco and alcohol. From the article the problem with sugar isn’t just weight gain. Authorities consider sugar as 'empty calories' — but there is nothing empty about these calories. A growing body of scientific evidence is showing that fructose can trigger processes that lead to liver toxicity and a host of other chronic diseases. The purpose of this article is alert people sugar is bad for human body. A little sugar is not a problem but a lot sugar will…show more content…
No one has the right to punish anybody for eating sugar. The problem with sugar isn’t just weight gain. The negative health effects of today’s sugar consumption can no longer be ignored. For the reason, Robert H. Lustig writes “The toxic truth about sugar” for people who do not know negative health effects of today’s sugar consumption. Purpose/Genre: The goal Robert H. Lustig seems to be attempting to attain in this article is to shed light on the fact that let people know the negative health effects of today’s sugar consumption. Robert H. Lustig through this article to influence people who have a large number sugar consumption. The article itself is setup as a scientific reading. Author is providing a lot theory and data to the topic. Tone/Style/Emotional Appeal: The article is scientific papers. It is a very strong statement make the article fuelled many of the media headlines. Because it important to highlight that the article in Nature. For this reason Robert H. Lustig’s article gets the attention of social all circles. The tone of the article is indicates the development using of sugar and how sugar bring negative health effects to people. But in the third topic of the article, author teaches how we can reduce sugar consumption. I think this article biased towards scientific papers. The emotional appeal is not very…show more content…
Lustig selected scientific papers in their article to support their claims. Authors support that sugar as bad as alcohol and cigarette. The main claim Lustig is trying to make is that fructose can trigger processes that lead to liver toxicity and a host of other chronic diseases” and that “a little is not a problem, but a lot kills”. Reader will not know what quantity is a lot. Author did not give a clear evidence to support this main claim. And some claims are based on Lustig's own paper published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association in 2010, in which an aim was to consider parallels between fructose and ethanol metabolism. Lustig show his opinion but he did not have data to support it. He just says: excessive sugar consumption affects human health; excessive sugar consumption affects human health. Other claims is revolves around the main claims. Every food is bad if people eat too much. So author write how we can reduce sugar consumption. “Over the past 50 years, consumption of sugar has tripled worldwide.” Lustig use this to support claims. I think it cannot be the supporting. Lustig want people know negative health effects of today’s sugar consumption. But it is not
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