If You've Already Cut Out Sugary Drinks, This Should Be Your Next Goal

November 17, 2014 1:22 PM

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If You've Already Cut Out Sugary Drinks, This Should Be Your Next Goal

When Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo entered medical school in 1995, only one in ten teens had the beginning signs of diabetes. Now, 19 years later, one in four teens are at high risk of developing diabetes. As an internist at University of California, San Francisco and a researcher on diabetes prevention, Bibbins-Domingo is alarmed at how fast diabetes rates are rising in the general population, and how young people are when they first develop the disease.

The culprit? Too much sugar. And Bibbins-Domingo is part of a new initiative at UCSF called SugarScience. The project, a collaborative effort with researchers at University of California, Davis and Emory University School of Medicine, is a public health campaign backed by more than 8,000 scientific ...

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