Role of Sugar in Disease

We know that eating well and avoiding foods with refined sugars is crucial to good health, and it is well documented that poor diet is implicated in diseases like Type II Diabetes and obesity. However, it is becoming increasingly understood that sugar, particularly refined sugar, plays a role in a wide variety of chronic diseases that plague modern society, from diabetes, to Alzheimer’s, to cancer.

In this month’s Healthcare Deep Dive we explore the links between the consumption of sugar and the development and progression of chronic diseases.