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Posted by Alan on July 28, 2000 at 21:44:31:

In Reply to: Re: sweet tooth-->diabetes? posted by Alan on July 28, 2000 at 21:36:47:

: : I've just been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, I hardly eat any sweet stuff. I've done a lot of reading on the subject, and one thing I do remember reading is that it's a myth that eating too much sweet stuff can trigger diabetes.

: You can't get Type I diabetes from the over consumption of sweets (carbohydrates), but the jury is out on Type II diabetes or sometimes known as adult onset diabetes or non-insulin dependent diabetes (NIDDM). Type II diabetes is linked with obesity, and in my opinion, most obesity is due to the over consumption of carbohydrates, and in particular refined carbohydrates such as sugar, corn syrup, white flour, etc, and is not due to the overconsumption of fat. The per-capita consumption of fat in this country has declined over the last 50 years while the rate of obesity has skyrocketed right along with the increased consumption of pre-packaged foods and drinks which are typically high in refined carbohydrates and low in protein. Just my $.02. Alan

Here is a link that backs up my assertion.

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