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Type 2 Diabetes: Fact or Fiction
With so many myths surrounding type 2 diabetes, it's hard to know what's true and what isn't! In this eMedTV slideshow, we separate fact from fiction, with frank answers on what causes the condition, the role of sugar in your diet, type 2 diabetes in children, and more.

Type 2 Diabetes: Fact or Fiction
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Eating Too Much Sugar Causes Diabetes

The jury is still out on this one. You'll see this often listed as a myth, and for years it was thought that sugar only indirectly contributed to the development of type 2 diabetes, since eating too much sugar is linked to obesity, which is a definite risk factor for type 2 diabetes. However, a groundbreaking 2013 study suggested that the more sugar that is available in a population's food supply, the greater the risk for diabetes, independent of obesity.

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