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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. (

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