In 2015, I was interviewed by The Washington Post on the topic of the "diet" craze that is sweeping the country. I was asked why I'm so passionate about nutrition. I said "I don't need food to feel healthy. I need it to stay healthy. It's why I'm so obsessed with nutrition."The Washington Post had just published an article about a study that showed an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes among adults who were consuming sugar-sweetened beverages every day. Since I am the chief nutritionist for The Healthy Food Guide, I was extremely skeptical that such a thing could be true. I have since come to the conclusion that sugar-sweetened beverages have been linked to Type 2 diabetes in a large and convincing study. The problem is that the study is so flawed that most experts don't even believe it. I've been able to show the flaws in the study through a combination of statistical techniques and my own personal experience. This is an article written by Dr. Robert Lustig, an expert in obesity and diabetes research, and one of the foremost experts on the effects of sugar-sweetened beverages on weight. His research has been cited by dozens of researchers and is regularly cited by the American Heart Association as the best evidence-based source of information about sugar-sweetened beverages.