Is it not strange that the anti-sugar pseudoscience appeared in the early 60s, after Castro took over Cuba?
An effort was made to reduce worldwide Sugar consumption, and hence destroy the economy of Cuba (the world's largest producer at the time). At the same time, consumer's were introduced to Corn Syrup - a synthetic product. Later, non-nutritive sweeteners like saccharine. Obesity has increased despite substitution of sugar.
Sugar is neither good or bad, obesity depends on so many more factors. In moderation, Sugar refined or not enhances the quality of life ENJOY IT. Do not blame it for your poor lifestyle choices and take responsibiliy for your own health.