Treats Are a Trap

It starts now and doesn't stop until New Year's—the end-of-the-year parade of holiday pies, cakes, cookies and other treats. In the U.S., from late November to mid-January, the average American gains 2-3 kg. This is a problem for many—especially children, who are increasingly at risk for obesity and Type 2 diabetes.

Candy and other sweets marketed to kids are double health risks. Not only are they packed with calories that tend to get stored as extra kilos, but their high sugar content can also cause blood-glucose levels to spike—a particular concern for diabetics, whose insulin can't even out...

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