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265769_5_Defending sugar is not something David Katz thought he would ever find himself doing. In his two-decade-long career in public health as an associate professor at Yale University and as the director of the Yale Prevention Research Center, Katz has frequently warned about the dangers of excess sugar consumption. But now, he finds himself having to repeatedly debunk the extremist “sugar is toxic” message that has crowded out the less inflammatory evidence-based message of “just eat less sugar.” At Real Clear Science