Maryland study confirms reducing sugar saves lives

Just eliminating sugary drinks can help combat weight gain, obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart and kidney disease, tooth decay and gout. For children, especially,  this change in diet can make a world of difference to their health outcomes.

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August 18, 2022 - 2:06 PM

Sugar-sweetened beverages, including fruit juices, are not healthy options. (Mario Tama/Getty Images/TNS)

Much attention is given, perhaps rightly so, to the dramatic moments of 21st century life when people are rescued from certain death. 

A police officer nabs a shooter, a firefighter pulls a victim from a fire, a Coast Guard helicopter pulls up passengers from a capsized boat in stormy seas. They can be stirring scenes captured on video. 

And then there are the “miracles” of modern medicine when lives are saved — or at least greatly enhanced — by everything from new vaccines and therapies to miracle drugs and futuristic prosthetics. Kudos to the scientists. 

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