The Widower's Wife: Fact #9
The sweet life ends in an insulin shot.
For every 150 calories of sugar consumed per day, per person in a given population, the prevalence of diabetes rises 1%. Bottom line: Controlling for other factors such as obesity and socio-economic status, populations that consume more sugar have higher incidence of type 2 diabetes.
--Source: University of California, San Francisco study. (http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0057873)