House Call

Peter N. Landless

a board-certified nuclear cardiologist, is director of the Health Ministries department of the General Conference.

​Sugar Overload?

Q: There is much talk and twitter about children’s lunch boxes and their sugar content; we make sure our children have loads of fruit and fruit juice—healthy and natural. Is this good?

A:It’s important to have this conversation about sugar intake for both children and adults. Type 2 diabetes has increased astronomically over the past 20 years. It’s frightening to recall that 40 years ago type 2 diabetes was an illness of patients in their mid-50s and older. We are now seeing elementary school children with type 2 diabetes in increasing numbers.

In the United States 29.1 million people aged …

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