Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on new research showing that beyond weight gain, sugar can take a serious toll on your health. Featured is the study and research on the topic by Dr. Robert Lustig, a well-known specialist in pediatric obesity and endocrine disorders.

Click here to see the full report on CBS News’ 60 Minutes.

“… the answer to the question of whether sugar is as bad as Lustig claims is that it certainly could be. It very well may be true that sugar and high-fructose corn syrup, because of the unique way in which we metabolize fructose and at the levels we now consume it, cause fat to accumulate in our livers followed by insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome, and so trigger the process that leads to heart disease, diabetes and obesity. They could indeed be toxic, but they take years to do their damage. It doesn’t happen overnight. Until long-term studies are done, we won’t know for sure.”

 Click here to read the New York Times Magazine article on the viral success of Dr. Lustig’s lectures.