What causes type 2 diabetes?

Fact: added sugar is the leading cause of obesity and type 2 diabetes

“The studies that we looked at clearly show that once you hit 18 percent compared to just 5 percent of your total calories from sugar, there’s significant metabolic harms promoting prediabetes and diabetes,” says Dr. James DiNicolantonio. “In fact, there’s a two-fold increase... We need to understand that it isn’t the overconsuming of calories that leads to obesity and leads to diabetes. We need to totally change that around,” says DiNicolantonio. “It’s refined carbs and added sugars that lead to insulin resistance and diabetes, which leads to high insulin levels, which drives obesity.”

Read the Time Magazine article featuring the research of Dr. DiNicolantonio by clicking here.

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