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3. Too Much Sugar Causes Diabetes

Sugar has a part to play in diabetes risk, but it’s not quite as simple as you might imagine. Eating sugar will not cause diabetes. However, eating too much sugar often leads to weight gain, and gaining too much weight puts stress on your pancreas and other organs involved in metabolism. In turn, sugar is partly to blame, but certainly not the only factor in diabetes risk. In most cases, a collection of lifestyle factors combine to lead you into prediabetes, like a propensity for refined carbohydrates (which are quickly converted into glucose), ingesting too many calories in any form, and neglecting your fitness (especially muscle strengthening, since stronger muscles use up glucose more quickly and efficiently).

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