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Why a sweet tooth can make you sick
Why a sweet tooth can make you sick

Thanks for running Barbara Sadick's article "Scientific team sounds the alarm on sugar as a source of disease" (Dec. 5). The article brings public attention to the damaging effects of sugar on our health, showing that sugars are making us sick by contributing to obesity, higher incidence of liver disease, type 2 diabetes and metabolic disorders. Informative as the article was, I was disappointed that it did not mention anything about sugar's damaging effect on oral health. Oral health is often forgotten when it comes to issues of overall health — as if somehow the mouth isn't connected to the body. According to the Centers for Disease Control and...