Diana has a great series of articles on white sugar, artificial sugars and I think all the natural sugars. Choosing wisely can have a big impact on one's health. http://www.care2.com/greenliving/7-tips-to-avoid-sugar-cravings.html My attitude: I'm not a fanatic but i do try to reduce white sugar. I am careful as a can be at home because I know when eating out you can't help but be exposed to refined sugars.
It really is a good article with good tips.
Here is the next in the series about sugar...19 Sugars & Sweeteners: Which Are Healthy? http://www.care2.com/greenliving/19-sweeteners-which-are-healthy.html