Study Links Sugar to Conditions That Lead to Diabetes, Heart Disease in Children

The Wall Street Journal
By Besty McKay and Mike Esterl | October 27, 2015

Researchers offered new evidence Tuesday linking sugar consumption with conditions that can lead to diabetes and heart disease in children, fueling the debate over the causes of health problems related to obesity.

The study was designed to isolate the effect of added sugar in particular, as opposed to calories.

Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, and Touro University California took soda, pastries, sugary cereals and other foods and beverages sweetened with added sugar away from 43 Latino and African-American children and teens for nine days. They replaced those foods with pizza, baked potato chips, and other starchy processed foods.

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