07 Feb '12, 9am

Can sugar really be toxic? Yes, unfortunately: Commentary

LONDON - Eating excessive amounts of processed sugar is leading to an epidemic in Type-2 diabetes. By the time you have finished reading this sentence, one person in the world will have died from Type-2 diabetes. Two more will have been newly diagnosed with it. Yet it is a condition that rarely excites or interests the public. It has a slow, insidious progression that is interlinked with obesity, and as a result this disease is considered an abstract, boring and largely self-inflicted condition. While it's a killer, it's not a killer in the dramatic and attention-grabbing way that other conditions such as cancer and infectious diseases can be. But given the huge personal and economic impact it has, we should be taking Type-2 diabetes much more seriously. According to a startling commentary in the journal Nature, by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco...

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