transient saidI believe its more to do with the type of sugars and your overall health.
If you use mollassos, honey or unrefined raw sugar theres lots of nutrients and its more natural.
There is definitely a correlation between refined white sugar, corn syrup and cancer.
The "sugar" in honey, molasses, and "unrefined raw sugar" is the exactly same sugar as in refined white sugar, sucrose, which is essentially 1/2 fructose and 1/2 glucose. These other forms of sugar, although containing other compounds which give them distinctive flavors, all contain sucrose as the sugar. Fructose (which is 1/2 of the sucrose), together with "high fructose corn syrup," as been found to be the principal cause of obesity, late onset diabetes, and fatty liver disease. When ingested, whether refined white sugar, honey, or molasses the sucrose is quickly spit into fructose and glucose, both of which enter the bloodstream. It now appears that sugar (fructose) is also associated with an increase in cancer. It stands to reason, that everyone should strive to reduce the amount of fructose they ingest, whether in the form of white sugar, honey, molasses, or high fructose corn syrup.
There is undoubtedly a good deal more obesity and diabetes today than 50 years ago principally because the USA government began subsidizing corn production, beyond the point at which corn could be consumed, and the chemical companies discovered they could make a lot of money by manufacturing high fructose corn syrup out of the excess corn, and dumping it on the market. The manufactured "food" companies knew that they could sell more of everything, including bread, if it had a slightly sweet taste. So now, there is high fructose corn syrup in almost every food product one can buy in the grocery stores, together with tons of the stuff in soft drinks. Since consumption of sucrose causes fat deposition, America is now full of very fat children , as well as adults.