Study: Diabetes risk goes up with availability of sugar

02/28/2013 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Type 2 diabetes risk increased by 1.1% for every 150-calorie daily increase in sugar availability, according to a study that examined 175 countries. The results, published in PLoS ONE, demonstrate that increased availability and consumption of sugar "is fueling the global epidemic of diabetes," said researcher Dr. Walter Willett, who was not part of the study.

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