60 Minutes Tonight 4/1/2012: Is Sugar Killing Us? Space Shuttle And Art

60 Minutes tonight features Dr. Sanjay Gupta and new evidence that sugar is very bad for our health, the economic impact of the Space Shuttle, and Art Investing.

Morley Safer will head down to Miami to see what all the buzz is about in the art world. Investing in Contemporary Art is big business and some say it is a better way of making money over the stock market.

Scott Pelley will be in South Florida to look at life after the Space Shuttle Program was dissolved. Yes the government is saving money by eliminating the program but what about the local economic impact? Over 7,000 people lost their jobs at Kennedy Space Center when the program ended last year. Many local businesses are in very bad shape now.

The biggest topic of the night comes from Dr. Sanjay Gupta as he talks with doctors who say that sugar is killing us. Obesity and especially Childhood Obesity are on the rise. many experts say it is from our diet of processed foods and all the sugar we get from sodas and other artificial foods. Diabetes is on the rise and some studies seem to point the finger at sugar. Can sugar really be killing us? Find out tonight.

60 Minutes airs at 7pm eastern time on CBS. If you miss the show you can check back on CMR for a full recap of all the latest news covered tonight.
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  1. Milt Chaikin says

    The 60 Minutes “revelation” about the health horriors of sugar arrived about 30 years too late for those of who were paying attention to the many scientific studies and reports on the health hazards of sugar and carbohydratwes responsible for the epidemic proportiions of diabetes and obesity.

    This knowledge fell on deaf ears within the medical commjunity to the detriment of public health.
    In 1986 the book by William Dufty, “Sugar Blues” a book reviewer wrote bout the effets of sugar: ” I’ts as addictive as nicotione — and just as dangerous. It’s the bestselling expose that unmasks our generatiion”s medical killer, and shows how a vitalizing how a sugar-free diet can not only change lives, but quite possibly sVe them”.

    It was this message that turned my life around and cured my years of suffering from hypoglycemia, setting me on a path to good health and a prloductive life as a wellness educator. At age of 88 I am proud to say that my age is the only risk factor I have to show for an awareness I had acquired when other experts like Dr. Atkins was ridiculed for his advocacy of a low-carb diet.

    Think about all the diabetes and heart disease that we could have prevented if 60 Minutes has presented today’s report on sugar 30nyears ago.

  2. Diane Lois says

    There is a huge difference between SUGAR and CORN SYRUP
    You drank soda which usually has CORN SYRUP sweeteners which is deadly to us as humans and does obviously cause cancer diabetes and a number of othe diseases along with being a major contributor to obesity! PLEASE be clear as to what is causing the reaction if it is corn syrup SAY SO
    Don’t blame all sugars ( which the body needs in moderation) I can’t believe such supposedly brilliant minds can’t see the difference . Or is it that the corn lobby old go wild if you said not to use corn syrup? READ Brain Allergies byWilliam PhilpottMD. BE a responsible reporter and doctor

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