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Does over intake of sweet in young age lead to diabetes?

Does over intake of sweet in young age lead to diabetes? Does over intake of sweet in young age lead to diabetes?
Tue, 15 Dec 2009
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Many people think that sugar intake causes diabetes, due to the fact that people with diabetes have higher blood sugar levels than normal. Actually there is no evidence at all the people who eat a lot of sugar get diabetes at a higher rate than anyone else later in life.

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