Time Magazine (US edition, March 3) has an article on childhood obesity and the health problems associated with it. They report that children are showing symptoms similar to alcoholic adults and that "nonalcoholic fatty-liver disease is now the most common liver ailment worldwide among children."
Preview of article:
This is precisely what Dr. Lustig (who has been discussed on this website previously) has been saying. The effects of excessive sugar consumption are the same as the effects of excessive alcohol consumption, except for the absence of acute intoxication.