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Whenever I hear a health care professional telling people with type 2 diabetes or who are worried about getting cancer from “red meat” or “processed meats” to eat more chicken, I cringe.

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Just in time for Halloween, a frightful new study lends further support to the idea that calories from sugar are more likely to worsen metabolic health. This comes close on the heels of news reports that Mexico's 2013 tax on soft drinks has lowered soda sales there.

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In the past 20 years, more and more children and adolescents have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Many people don’t realize that kids as young as 10 can develop the disease, and even fewer know that when it is diagnosed at such an early age, it tends to be much more serious.

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Earlier this year, encouraging news broke of a marked decrease in early childhood obesity. But overall childhood obesity rates have held steady, a recent report finds, with big disparities persisting among minorities and Southerners.

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A bill that would have required warning labels on sugary beverages died in the California legislature. Meanwhile, evidence continues to link such drinks to chronic diseases.

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Asian-Americans are now more likely than Caucasians to suffer from type 2 diabetes. The problem follows the pattern of the immigrant health paradox, in which immigrants arrive in better health than the native-born U.S. population, only to see a decline by the next generation.

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Last week, I shared the first part of my interview with writer and entrepreneur Greer Wylder, the executive producer on an upcoming film, The Human Trial: The Quest to Cure Diabetes. In the second part, Wylder discusses the misunderstandings about diabetes and how she tries to correct them.

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Continued miscommunication about findings from observational studies is drawing continued criticism from a growing number of observers. Journalists: observe and learn.


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