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.