Sugar and diabetes


  • ฉัตรภา หัตถโกศล Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University
  • จรูญศรี ชูศักดิ์ Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University


Key word : Thailand Qualifications for Higher Education Framework for Graduate Program in Public Administration 2558 B.E ,Administration, Impact


Sugar is known as a source of carbohydrate that can generate sweet taste to our food and

drink. Consumption of sugar has risen across the global including Thailand. Currently, a number of

studies including experimental, clinical and epidemiological studies has been indicated the relationship

of sugar or nutritive sweeteners consumption and risk of metabolic diseases. Excessive and usual

consumption of sugar may associate with the higher energy intake, weight gain and type 2 diabetes.

However, several food industries have developed the artificial or nonnutritive sweeteners to replace

sugar and even nutritive sweeteners. It appears to be increasing in the health awareness over time.

The purpose of artificial sweeteners is alternatives to reduce calories, weight gain and risk of some

metabolic diseases, whereas some evidence noted that consumption of artificial sweeteners may

concern about adverse effects. Therefore, more evidence is needed to confirm the acute and chronic

health effect of consumption of sugar and artificial sweeteners in the future.


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หัตถโกศล ฉ., & ชูศักดิ์ จ. (2015). Sugar and diabetes. Journal of Nutrition Association of Thailand, 50(2), 26–35. Retrieved from



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