Eat more fruits and vegetables

If you need another reason to eat a healthier diet, a new study links sugar consumption with diabetes.

“For every 12 ounces of sugar-sweetened beverage introduced per person per day into a country’s food system, the rate of diabetes goes up 1 percent,” reports Mark Bittman in the February 27, 2013, issue of The New York Times.

The study shows that obesity doesn’t cause diabetes, but sugar does, Bittman concludes. “The study demonstrates this with the same level of confidence that linked cigarettes and lung cancer in the 1960s.”

The study, which was published in the journal PLoS One, examines the data on sugar availability and the rate of diabetes in 175 countries during the past decade.

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2 Responses to “Eat more fruits and vegetables”

  1. Leslie April 23, 2013 at 10:59 am #

    This reminds me of a quote from one of the local WW group leaders. She is a fan of Michael Pollan. His quote is, ” Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” Wise words to live by.

    Here is a link to one of his books:

    • Resolute_Woman April 23, 2013 at 1:00 pm #

      Leslie, your friend offers excellent advice. Joy

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