Sugar and Diabetes
March 6, 2013 at 9:35 am
That is quite a correction in today's Times to Mark Bittman's column the other day about sugar and diabetes. Here is the correction:
Mark Bittman's column on Thursday incorrectly described findings from a recent epidemiological study of the relationship of sugar consumption to diabetes. The study found that increased sugar in a population's food supply was linked to higher rates of diabetes — independent of obesity rates — but stopped short of stating that sugar caused diabetes. It did not find that "obesity doesn't cause diabetes: sugar does." Obesity is, in fact, a major risk factor for Type 2 diabetes, as the study noted.