What Can No Sugar For A Year Do For You?

There are plenty of reasons for American families to put the brakes on sugar consumption.

Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, liver cirrhosis and even dementia have all been linked to diets overloaded with the sweet stuff, much of it added to processed foods and sweetened beverages. Still, cutting back can be daunting.

Pawlet, Vt.-based writer Eve Schaub and her family found out how tough when they went (mostly) sugar-free for 12 months. She recalls the challenges and victories in the new book Year of No Sugar: A Memoir. Schaub spoke with USA TODAY’s Michelle Healy…

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