Study Links Sugar Consumption, Not Obesity, to Type 2 Diabetes: LAist

The research team from Stanford University and UC San Francisco who conducted the study found that increases in sugar intake account for a third of new cases of diabetes in the United States and a quarter of cases worldwide, according to calculations published Wednesday. In the 175 countries studied, a 150-calorie daily increase in the availability of sugar — about the equivalent of a can of Coke or Pepsi — raises the prevalence of Type 2 diabetes by 1.1%.

via Study Links Sugar Consumption, Not Obesity, to Type 2 Diabetes: LAist.

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  • Allergy Alert:Giant Eagle recalls Giant Eagle Lotsa Chocolate Chip Cookies (Tub; UPC 3003407516; All lot numbers and date codes), because the back label is incorrectly labeled as Ginger Snaps and does not declare the…

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