Sir: The Grocer’s riposte to the unfolding drama of the linking of sugar to obesity is one of outright indignation. Before I read any more claptrap in your magazine about eating less carbohydrates and exercising more, may I suggest your editorial team spend a little time reading the book Fat Chance by Dr Robert Lustig and going on a diet of replacing all processed sugar with erythritol, xylitol and agave nectar? I have and the weight is falling off. No cravings, no cold turkey and no speculation. The sugar boys will hate this letter but I prefer to deal with reality and not hypothetical solutions.

Alastair Jessel, MD, Taywell Ice Creams