A new study showed that sugar elevates the rate of Type 2 by 1000%. I said, WOW!
The study looked at the correlation between sugar availability and diabetes in 175 countries over the last ten years and found the more sugar a population ate the higher the incidence of diabetes. The study provides the first large-scale, population-based evidence for the idea that perhaps it's not just calories, but the type of calories, that matter when looking at diabetes risk.
By definition all calories give off the same amount of energy when burned, but it seems sugar is uniquely damaging to the body. The study showed sugar caused diabetes risk 10 times other foods. The study also showed that the longer exposed to sugar, the higher the diabetes rates.
Considering that the average American consumes 140 pounds of sugar a year, it's clear why diabetes is the fastest growing disease in history. The study also showed that the longer a population was exposed to sugar, the higher the diabetes rates were, and when sugar availability dropped, so did diabetes rates, independent of changes in calorie intake, physical activity, or obesity rates. I was secretly hoping for a study showing chocolate chip cookies cure everything.
I've been avoiding sugar for 40 years to keep A1C below 6, but it hides in many foods under a dozen aliases. Though I love its taste, I want to keep my feet. There doesn't appear much middle ground for moderation, so I only visit my fantasy woman, Mrs. Fields in my dreams.
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