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Will consuming too much sugar cause you to become a diabetic?

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Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
No: Consuming sugar does not cause diabetes. However gaining weight as a result of eating too many calories, including sugar, increases the risk of developing diabetes.
Dr. David Brouwer
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Diabetes: Many factors can contribute to diabetes, and eating excessive amount of sugar can be a risk in individuals who are prone to it. Obesity, inactivity, family history of diabetes are all risks to develop diabetes.

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