By Holly Lebowitz Rossi

Citing reasons ranging from the childhood obesity epidemic to heightened diabetes, liver problem, and high cholesterol risks, a group of researchers has published a commentary in the journal Nature urging the government to regulate sugar in the same way it regulates alcohol and tobacco.  Journalist Christopher Wanjek reports on LifeScience.com:

Read on for Parents'com's High Chair Times blog's take on the proposal, and Heather's question:  What about artificial sweeteners?

Image: Sugary sprinkles, via Shutterstock.

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