Not All Sugar Is Created Equal

An apple has as much sugar as a candy bar. Why is the apple’s sugar okay?

Ashley Abramson
Elemental

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Photo: PhotoAlto/Milena Boniek/Getty Images

SScience is clear that consuming too much sugar comes with some significant risks: A high-sugar diet contributes to health issues like obesity, diabetes, tooth decay, and even heart disease. Other research suggests that consuming too much sugar can lead to an increased risk for cancer…

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Ashley Abramson
Elemental

Writer-mom hybrid. Health & psychology stories in NYT, WaPo, Allure, Real Simple, & more.