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TONKA14 Posts: 4,947
5/13/13 3:27 P

Thanks for your reply. After reading the link you have provided, it suggests at this time sugar continues to be investigated for its role in diabetes but it doesn't sound like we are at a point where we would want to say eating sugar is a cause of diabetes. If that was how our question was stated, sounds like it might still be consistent with current findings. When you run across the specific question, please feel free to post back or to send me an e-mail at Tanya@sparkpeople.com and we will be happy to take a closer look at how the question is written.

Coach Tanya

MADEIT3 Posts: 2,586
5/13/13 2:13 P

Hi Coach Tanya - wish I could give you the exact reference, but the question was a list of what "causes" Diabetes 2 and the answer included "sugar." If I'm remembering correctly, the answer "all of the above" was incorrect because of the "sugar" option. I'll keep my eye out for that quiz again.

TONKA14 Posts: 4,947
5/13/13 9:45 A

We will be happy to take a look at those studies but can you give us more detail about the Spark question you take exception with so we can take a closer look at your concerns?

Coach Tanya

MADEIT3 Posts: 2,586
5/12/13 6:56 P

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/
02/130227183452.htm#.US9huhIgf14.email

See the report in Science Daily - which says in part: Does eating too much sugar cause diabetes? For years, scientists have said "not exactly." Eating too much of any food, including sugar, can cause you to gain weight; it's the resulting obesity that predisposes people to diabetes, according to the prevailing theory.


But now the results of a large epidemiological study suggest sugar may also have a direct, independent link to diabetes. Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine, the University of California-Berkeley and the University of California-San Francisco examined data on sugar availability and diabetes rates from 175 countries over the past decade. After accounting for obesity and a large array of other factors, the researchers found that increased sugar in a population's food supply was linked to higher diabetes rates, independent of obesity rates.


MADEIT3 Posts: 2,586
5/12/13 6:56 P

Sure thing - go to Science Daily:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/201
3/02/130227183452.htm#.US9huhIgf14.email

Here is the first part: Does eating too much sugar cause diabetes? For years, scientists have said "not exactly." Eating too much of any food, including sugar, can cause you to gain weight; it's the resulting obesity that predisposes people to diabetes, according to the prevailing theory.


But now the results of a large epidemiological study suggest sugar may also have a direct, independent link to diabetes. Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine, the University of California-Berkeley and the University of California-San Francisco examined data on sugar availability and diabetes rates from 175 countries over the past decade. After accounting for obesity and a large array of other factors, the researchers found that increased sugar in a population's food supply was linked to higher diabetes rates, independent of obesity rates.


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5/12/13 3:06 P

I agree that more information needs to be provided before I can accept that as the truth.



TONKA14 Posts: 4,947
5/12/13 2:35 P

If you provide us with a little more information about the question/answer you are referring to, we will be happy to take a look at it to be sure the information is accurate.

Coach Tanya

MADEIT3 Posts: 2,586
5/12/13 9:56 A

Hey Spark People -

Just took the trivia test question on What Prevents Diabetes and yes indeedy eating sugar has now been found to cause diabetes. You need to change your question/answer because marking that one wrong is just wrong.

For everyone else out there - watch your sugar intake and how much sugar your kids eat. There seems to be a direct correlation between sugar and Diabetes 2.

Didn't we always know that...?

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