Sugar intake and diabetes

Posted at 4:07 pm on 01/21/2015 by Powlin V. Manuel MD, MBA, MS.
The recent increase in prevalence of diabetes along with the increase in obesity would leave an impression that increased food intake could be the reason for higher prevalence of diabetes. The research by Basu et al (2013) suggests that it is the increase in sugar intake that leads to higher chances of diabetes rather than the total calories consumed. The authors say, “difference in sugar availability statistically explains variations in diabetes prevalence at a population level that are not explained by physical activity, overweight or obesity.” Let us cut down our intake of sugar and reduce the chance of embracing diabetes in the future.

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