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Sugar, delicious but dangerous

Sonya Park Smith, reporter

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Some McKinley High School students are eating foods and drinks that contain a lot sugar.

“Sugar itself isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Our bodies are actually kind of designed to burn sugar and carbohydrates for energy,” Jared Winquist, science teacher, said.

Winquist said that the issue is when too much sugar is consumed.

“The problem is the quantity of sugar and the overuse of simple sugars.”

Some students are aware that sugar consumption has risks.

Junior Justin Lam is aware that sugar causes health problems.

“You can get diabetes,” said Lam.

Junior Angelica Reyes knows that sugar gives people teeth problems. “You can get cavities,” said Reyes.

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Sugar, delicious but dangerous