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Are certain types of sugars healthier than others?

By: Vasanti Malik, ScD, Contributor Most people consume many different types of sugars from a variety of foods and beverages in their diet. A high intake of sugar is linked to an increased risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and certain cancers. But whether some sugars are healthier (or worse) than others remains a question of interest to many. Sugar basics …

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