Sugar consumption could be a primary cause of type 2 diabetes.
Experimental and observational studies link sugar intake with the development of type 2 diabetes. Using econometric models of data from 175 countries, researchers have found that a 150 kcal/person/day increase in sugar availability (approximately 1 can of soda daily) increases the prevalence of diabetes by 1.1% (p = <0.001>) after controlling for a number of factors, including obesity and sedentary living. The authors state further testing is needed.
PositiveTip: Refined sugar consumption should be limited to help maintain good health and prevent disease.