Children are particularly attracted to higher levels of junk food consumption and cannot resist beverages that contain high levels of sugar, in their daily lives. Although the popularity of refined sugar has lessened due to an increased understanding of health risks, children still consume far more amounts than is healthy. Children are drawn and addicted to sugar because of the flavor and parents cannot resist providing these snacks for their kids because they are affordable. Sugar has been known to be the single most influential ingredient on early childhood related obesity. Obesity in childhood causes wide range of serious problem later on in life as it tends to make the human body unhealthy and overweight at a young age in which creates major health problems. Furthermore, sugar has escalated to epidemic proportions around the world in many cases; including the increase in type 2 diabetes, strokes, and organ failure. .
Firstly, high consumption of sugar is the leading cause of type 2 diabetes because it increases body fat. Type 2 diabetes is a disease in which your blood sugar is highly elevated by a long term sugar build up leading to an overdose. This elevation of high blood sugar affects the blood flowing system by not producing enough insulin to compensate for the sugar properly. As a result, glucose builds up in your blood sugar according to Tania Bulbul et Al, "when you have type 2 diabetes, sugar isn't carried properly to your cells so too much sugars stays in your bloodstream. This is called hyperglycemia, or high blood sugar. [Therefore] left untreated high blood sugar can cause a lot of damage to your body" (Bulbul, sec 1). The increase in blood sugar reduces the body's ability to digest or break down fats which causes type 2 diabetes. In addition, Sugar is the leading cause of type 2 diabetes in children because it stores high saturated fats in the body. While some fats might be good for people, the intake of too much saturated fat can increase the development of chronic health conditions such as heart disease in which fat raises the level of cholesterol in your blood and build up in the inner walls of the arteries that feed the heart.