oa South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition - A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down! - : editorial

Volume 25, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1607-0658
  • E-ISSN: 2221-1268



There has been considerable debate on the impact of sugar in our daily diet. While the relationship between sugar and dental caries has long been known, the relationship of sugar to other disease conditions has only recently come to light. There is strong evidence to show that sugar-sweetened beverages increase the risk of the development of obesity and type 2 diabetes.

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