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Does sugar make people fat?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
In and of itself, sugar does not make people fat. Cells in your body burn sugar from starches, fruits, and sugar as fuel. Excess sugar is stored for future energy needs in the form of fat. To learn more about sugar in your body, watch the animation.


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