Added fructose causing rise in diabetics, study finds

February 2, 2015 9:05 AM

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ISLAMABAD - Consumption of foods and beverages, containing added sugars, particularly added fructose, is a major factor behind dramatic rise in type 2 diabetes, a recent study pointed out.

Worldwide, approximately one in ten adults has type 2 diabetes, with the number of individuals afflicted by the disease across the globe more than doubling from 153 million in 1980 to 347 million in 2008, Khaleej Times reported. “At current levels, added-sugar consumption, and added-fructose consump...

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