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How Sweet Can Become Toxic [news]

Sugar isn’t exactly a health food, but researchers say it could be toxic — at least to mice — and that’s not good news for people. Mice who were fed a diet containing 25% sugar — the equivalent of a healthy human diet along with three cans of soda daily — were twice as likely to die by the end of the 58 week long study conducted at the University of Utah as mice fed a similar diet without the added sugar. The findings, published in the journal Nature Communications, suggest that even safe levels of sugar could have serious negative effects on people’s health.