The science behind sugar and its relationship with diabetes is still being explored, but a recent study found that sugar may actually protect against the development of the condition.
And while this study may seem shocking, it isn’t the first to find a sugar-related protective effect.
In 2012, a team led by the University of California, Berkeley, published a study showing that a low-sugar diet can protect against type 1 diabetes.
The authors, led by Dr. Rong Zhang, found that people who were given a low amount of sugar in their diets were more likely to develop the condition later on, though it wasn’t clear if that was due to increased sugar intake or a different effect.
However, Zhang and his colleagues say that it is too soon to conclude that sugar causes diabetes.
The researchers believe that there is a difference in the body’s ability to detect glucose levels from the diet.
“If sugar levels are elevated on a diet, the immune system and pancreatic beta cells in the pancreas become activated,” Zhang said.
That’s because insulin, which helps regulate blood sugar levels, can react with sugars in the bloodstream, which can lead to elevated levels of glucose.
In the new study, the researchers used a technique called metabolomics, which is basically a molecular analysis of the human body’s metabolites, to analyze the levels of sugar and insulin.
They found that low levels of insulin on a sugar intake, along with high levels of fat, are associated with a greater risk of developing type 1 diabetic.
This could be because fat is more metabolically active than sugar, Zhang said, which could lead to increased inflammation in the insulin-producing cells of the pancrea.
Zhang’s team also found that if the levels were lower on a low sugar diet, a person with diabetes would have less fat in their body and be less prone to developing type 2 diabetes.
While the new research doesn’t completely disprove the link between sugar and diabetes, it does suggest that the relationship is more complex than previously thought, Zhang told ABC News.
“If there are a lot of studies like this showing that sugar is a factor in diabetes, I would be very interested in those studies,” Zhang added.
For those who have diabetes, the new findings can help to understand how to take better care of their health.
As a sugar and sugar-sweetened beverage, sugar can cause a number of side effects, including bloating, gas, stomach pain, and even diarrhea.
Sugar can also increase your risk of heart disease and stroke, which may be a reason to avoid it.